US News Fisherman, 21, is airlifted to hospital after he was bitten on the leg by a SHARK 'as it was hauled aboard a boat in Cornwall'

15:20  14 may  2018
15:20  14 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A British fisherman , 21 , was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark that was hauled onto his fishing boat off the coast of Cornwall on Sunday. Pictured: File photo of a porbeagle shark that was reeled in off the Devon coast in April.

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A British fisherman, 21, was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark that was hauled onto his fishing boat off the coast of Cornwall on Sunday. Pictured: File photo of a porbeagle shark that was reeled in off the Devon coast in April © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A British fisherman, 21, was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark that was hauled onto his fishing boat off the coast of Cornwall on Sunday. Pictured: File photo of a porbeagle shark that was reeled in off the Devon coast in April A British fisherman has been airlifted to a hospital after being bitten by a shark that was hauled onto his fishing boat off the coast of Cornwall.

The 21-year-old was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by a coastguard rescue helicopter on Sunday morning.

The unnamed man is thought to have suffered leg injuries when the reported porbeagle shark was brought on deck in the trawler's nets.

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Nearby fishermen said the shark was larger than their 17-foot boat . He was airlifted to a hospital in Perth for treatment. Shark attacks. On June 30, 2015, a 12-year-old boy was bitten on the legs while swimming off the Isle of Palms, northeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

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a small boat in a body of water: The unnamed man is thought to have suffered leg injuries when the reported porbeagle shark was brought on deck in the trawler's nets. Pictured: File photo of a fishing boat off the Cornwall coast © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The unnamed man is thought to have suffered leg injuries when the reported porbeagle shark was brought on deck in the trawler's nets. Pictured: File photo of a fishing boat off the Cornwall coast

The extent of the man's injuries and his condition are currently unknown.

The incident happened about 110 miles off Land's End, coastguards said, and the rescue helicopter was sent from Newquay, Cornwall.  

It's thought the fisherman was bitten by a porbeagle shark, which is a cousin of the great white shark.

a close up of a fish: In April, a monster female porbeagle shark (pictured) weighing 22 stone and measuring eight-foot long was reeled in off the Devon coast © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In April, a monster female porbeagle shark (pictured) weighing 22 stone and measuring eight-foot long was reeled in off the Devon coast

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Nearby fishermen said the shark was larger than their 17-foot boat . He was airlifted to a hospital in Perth for treatment. Shark attacks. On June 30, 2015, a 12-year-old boy was bitten on the legs while swimming off the Isle of Palms, northeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

The first time, he was bitten on the leg while spearfishing near Cervantes, Australia in Her wounds proved fatal. Nearby fishermen said the shark was larger than their 17-foot boat . He was airlifted to a hospital in Perth for treatment.

It is one of the most common types of sharks to be spotted by British fishermen.

Only a few shark attacks of uncertain provenance have been attributed to the porbeagle. 

a blurry photo of a wave: The creature was caught off Hartland Point on the north coast by John Kruppa and Dan Hawkins on April 22 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The creature was caught off Hartland Point on the north coast by John Kruppa and Dan Hawkins on April 22

The International Shark Attack File attributes three bites to this species - one provoked and non fatal - and two on boats.

One older anecdote tells of a fisherman who provoked a porbeagle into leaping from the water and tearing his clothes.

In April, a monster female porbeagle shark weighing 22 stone and measuring eight-foot long was reeled in off the Devon coast.

The creature was caught off Hartland Point on the north coast by John Kruppa and Dan Hawkins on April 22. 

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