Man bitten by shark while fishing on Dauphin Island

Fisherman attacked in water off Alabama

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Man bitten by shark while fishing on Dauphin Island, Alabama

A man has been attacked by a shark while fishing on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Jamie Robson, 43, was standing in the water reeling in a fish on Saturday afternoon at around 1pm when the incident occurred.




According to the Inqisitr, he said: "He was not coming for me, he was coming for the fish, and unfortunately, I guess I got in the way of the shark.

"He grabbed a hold of my leg, and at that time, I took my rod, jammed the butt end of my rod into the top of the head of the shark, and he released me."

He managed to jump on his jet ski and head back to a boat launch, where he called police. He was then taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

He was bitten on the same leg that he nearly lost after being stung by a stingray a few years ago.

Police have warned beachgoers to be aware of the dangers.

According to Fox10 News, a spokesman said: "The best thing to do, is not go fishing by yourself, have somebody with you, because if this was more severe, he would've been in a lot of trouble."

Meanwhile, Robson said he'll be sticking to fishing from inside his boat from now on.

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