INJURED – 1 August 2009 – near Breton Island, Louisiana, US – fisherman attacked

A brief report says Chris Haynes, 56, was bitten on the right leg while fishing from a boat near Breton Island about 65 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana, US. The attack took place on Saturday 1 August 2009. Details were sketchy. According to the report Haynes said the shark attack lasted only a few seconds, but it left plenty of damage to his right leg.

He was airlifted from the boat by helicopter to the Coast Guard’s Air Station New Orleans and then taken to a hospital in Louisiana before being transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he spent more than a week.

No details of how the attack occurred or what type of shark it was were reported.


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