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Coast Guard responds to reported shark bite victim in Bahamas
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 06:26:18 EST
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.
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