The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man who was bitten by a shark near the Bahamas.
The man was bitten Monday while fishing, the Coast Guard said in a press release.
After getting a call about the incident, a Coast Guard helicopter and crew located the vessel the man was hoisted to safety.
#BREAKING @USCG Air Station Miami air crews rescued a 51-year-old man, Monday, after he was bitten by a shark while fishing aboard a vessel near #Bimini, #Bahamas. #SearchAndRescue
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— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 22, 2022
The coast guard reports that the man had a tourniquet on his arm to prevent further blood loss.
He was taken to a hospital in Miami where he is said to be stable.
“This was the best possible outcome to a truly terrifying situation,” said Sean Connett, command duty officer at Coast Guard District Seven. “This individual was fortunate a fellow crew member was able to render aid prior to the Coast Guard's arrival which, allowed for a quick extraction from the vessel.”
The Coast Guard did not say what type of shark bit the man.