December 8, 2022
Rescue fishermen surrounded by sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

A day after drowning, the Coast Guard rescues fishermen who are trapped and attacked by sharks

Two fishermen were rescued Sunday morning (9/10) by the US Coast Guard during The sharks defended themselves After a fishing boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico.

The group of three fishermen in life jackets was about 40 kilometers south of the small town of Empire (Louisiana, USA). There were two of them surrounded by sharks When the coast guard ship arrived. that they To attack and get injured in their hands, which they used to fend off predators. The third was taken from the sea, a few hundred meters away, by a rescue helicopter.

Relatives of the missing men reported when they failed to return home from a hunting trip on Saturday (10/8).

The Coast Guard began a search of an area of ​​1,250 square miles. The drowning occurred on Saturday morning.

Fishermen rescued surrounded by sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Photo: Disclosure / US Coast Guard District 8

Shark tore fisherman's jacket
Shark fisherman jacket exploded Image: clone/Facebook (US Coast Guard Flight Station New Orleans)

A fisherman (left) is rescued after a ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico
A fisherman (left) is rescued after a ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico Photo: Publication/US Coast Guard District 8

Rescue workers in the Gulf of Mexico receive first aid by helicopter
Rescue workers in the Gulf of Mexico receive first aid in a helicopter.

“We searched an area roughly the size of Rhode Island and are grateful to have found these missing fishermen.”according to MLive, Lt. Commander Kevin Keefe, Coast Guard Sector Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator in New Orleans.

A fisherman (left) is rescued after a ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico
A fisherman (left) is rescued after a ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico Photo: Publication/US Coast Guard District 8

Fisherman rescued from shipwreck in Gulf of Mexico is taken to hospital
A fisherman is rescued after a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico and taken to hospital Photo: Disclosure / US Coast Guard District 8

There were two men They were taken to hospital with injuries caused by shark attacks. Someone also showed signs hypothermia. All three are now in stable condition.