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August 15, 2018 9:40 pm EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: SW (220°)
Wind Speed: 17 knots
Wind Gust: 21 knots
AT Ps: 30.11 in (1019.5 mb)
Air Temp: 83°F (28.5°C)
Dew Point: 76°F (24.3°C)
Water Temp: 84°F (28.8°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.