Coast Guard assists shark bite victim

SHINNECOCK, New York – A 20-year-old passenger aboard the Frank Joseph, a recreational fishing vessel, was fishing for blue shark approximately 25 miles south of Shinnecock Inlet, when he was bitten on his right bicep while attempting to remove a fishing hook from the mouth of a captured shark.

A 25-foot rescue boat and crew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock arrived on scene to assist, and escorted the man back to shore where he was met by EMS.

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