Coast Guard Air Base Miami MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew rescued a man on February 21, 2022, after being bitten by a shark while fishing on a boat near Bimini in the Bahamas. .. (US Coast Guard via AP)
A fisherman bitten by a shark near the Miami — Bahamas was safely pulled by a helicopter crew member of the US Coast Guard after a companion tied a tourniquet around his arm.
The Miami AirStation crew picked up a man from a fishing vessel near Bimini and took him to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Monday afternoon.
A fellow 51-year-old man on a Sheawater fishing vessel called the Coast Guard around 12:50 pm on Monday and said he had put a tourniquet around his arm because he had lost blood.
“This was the best possible result for a truly horrifying situation,” said Sean Connet, commander of the Coast Guard District 7. “Fortunately, this individual was able to provide assistance from his fellow crew before the Coast Guard arrived, allowing for quick withdrawal from the ship.”