Report: Man bitten by shark off Andros Island

Posted at 2:59 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 14:59:42-05

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a report Friday that a fisherman was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas.

The Coast Guard sent a helicopter crew 67 nautical miles southwest of Andros Island.

The 26-year-old man was reportedly fishing aboard a 76-foot trawling boat when the incident occurred. 

The Coast Guard center in Miami was notified through a satellite phone call made by another man aboard the vessel. 

The victim was taken to Nassau for treatment.