LI fisherman bitten by shark he caught
(AP) - The Coast Guard says a 20-year-old boaterwho was fishing off Long Island was bitten by a shark as he wastrying to remove the hook from its mouth.
The incident happened Saturday on a fishing boat about 25 milessouth of Shinnecock Inlet.
The fisherman was trying to remove a hook from the mouth of acaptured blue shark when it bit him on his right bicep.
A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock escorted theman back to shore, where he was treated by paramedics.
The Coast Guard did not release the man's name.