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January 22, 2018 6:20 am EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: NE (50°)
Wind Speed: 8 knots
Wind Gust: 10 knots
AT Ps: 30.19 in (1022.5 mb)
Air Temp: 61°F (16.2°C)
Dew Point: 50°F (10.0°C)
Water Temp: 67°F (19.2°C)

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MIAMI —The Coast Guard is responding a report of a Bahamian man who was bitten by a shark 67 nautical miles southwest of Andros Island, Bahamas.

The 26-year-old man was reportedly fishing aboard a 76-foot trawling boat when the incident occurred.  Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center in Miami were notified through a satellite phone call made by another man aboard the vessel.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center on Andros Island is responding to the fishing vessel’s location.