Cork shark attack: Man seriously injured, Report

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Cork shark attack: Man seriously injured, Report
Cork shark attack: Man seriously injured, Report
Cork shark attack: Man seriously injured, Report
Cork shark attack: Man seriously injured, Report

A man has suffered a serious injury after he was attacked by a shark off the coast of Cork.

The man from Belfast sustained a serious injury to his lower arm when he was bitten by a Blue Shark while he was angling about four miles south of Roches Point on Saturday evening.

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Crosshaven RNLI were called to the scene at 6pm and launched a rescue lifeboat. Volunteers rushed to the scene where the man was given emergency treatment on the angling boat before being transferred to Cork University Hospital.

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It is understood the man, who is yet unnamed, sustained a serious injury to his lower arm in the attack.

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The RNLI said in a statement that it wishes the man well.

Of the 71 different species of shark occurring in Irish waters, Blue sharks are the most common, but attacks are incredibly rare.

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