Navy rescues man injured by shark

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A fisherman was badly bitten by a shark near the Revillagigedo Islands off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Mexican navy said it has rescued a fisherman who was badly bitten by a shark.

A navy statement said sailors received a distress call from a shark fishing boat near the Revillagigedo Islands off Mexico’s Pacific coast.

One of the crew had suffered a serious bite wound on his leg and lost a dangerous amount of blood.

Sailors gave the boat’s captain instructions on how to stabilise the 25-year-old man, and sent an amphibious ship and a helicopter to get him into emergency treatment.

The navy said that he was in stable condition and out of danger.

It did not give details on the attack or say what kind of shark was involved.

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