After a day of drowning, Coast Guard rescues fishermen cornered and attacked by sharks

Fishermen rescued by sharks in Gulf of Mexico

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

A group of three fishermen with life jackets were 40 km south of the small town of Empire (Louisiana, USA). There were two of them Surrounded by sharks When a Coast Guard vessel arrived. They were attacked and injured in their arms, which they used to repel predators. The third was pulled out of the sea hundreds of meters away by a rescue helicopter.

They were reported missing on Saturday (10/8) when they went fishing and failed to return home.

The Coast Guard began searching an area of ​​1,250 square miles. It sank on Saturday morning.

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

The shark tore the fisherman's clothes
Shark rips off fisherman’s clothes Photo: Reconstruction/Facebook (US Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

A fisherman (left) is rescued after a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico
Fisherman (left) rescued after shipwreck in Gulf of Mexico Photo: Handout/US Coast Guard District 8

First aid is provided by helicopter to rescuers in the Gulf of Mexico
Rescue workers in the Gulf of Mexico receive first aid in a helicopter Photo: Reconstruction/Facebook (US Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

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

A fisherman (left) is rescued after a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico
Fisherman (left) rescued after shipwreck in Gulf of Mexico Photo: Handout/US Coast Guard District 8

A fisherman who survived a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico was hospitalized
Fisherman hospitalized after shipwreck in Gulf of Mexico Photo: Disclosure / US Coast Guard District 8

There were two men In hospital after being injured by a shark attack. One of them also showed symptoms Hypothermia. The condition of all three is now satisfactory.

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