Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island
MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man after he was reportedly bitten by a shark northwest of Santa Rosa Island, Saturday. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a good Samaritan aboard the Jean Marie notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders of a 37-year-old man who had been...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew medevacs a man who was bitten by a shark near the Farallon Islands off the Coast of San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was bitten by a shark while diving near the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco, Tuesday morning. The crew of the research vessel NorCal 1...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim off Snipes Point near Snipes Key, Fla.

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim off Snipes Point near Snipes Key, Fla.
MIAMI — A 40-year-old woman was medevaced by the Coast Guard from Snipes Point near Snipes Key after she was reportedly bitten by a small shark Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a good Samaritan at 12:37 p.m., reporting the incident and the location of the victim. A 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boat crew...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near Bahamas

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a shark bite victim about 18 miles north of West End, The Bahamas, Wednesday. Jim Abernathy, 55, residence unknown, was on a diving excursion with the commercial diving vessel Shear Water when he was bitten on the arm. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., deployed in support...

Surfing with sharks

New Smyrna Beach, Fla – It was fairly early in the day and the beach was quiet. Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Heald, a boatswain’s mate stationed at Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., could only see two other people surfing. They were far from shore and looked like dots in the water. Heald began to paddle his surfboard out to join them. Hurricane Earl, the...

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...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a 49 -year-old man suffering from a shark bite about 50 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs, Fla., on Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call at about 8:45 a.m. from the crew of the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Irene, homeported in Tarpon Springs, reporting that crewmember Mike Seymore was bitten...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim – video

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man who was bitten by a shark while fishing near Breton Island approximately 65 miles southeast of New Orleans in Breton Sound, Saturday.