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Man medvaced off the coast of Venice due to eel bite

Posted at 10:20 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 10:21:04-04

VENICE, Fla. — The Coast Guard responded to a man with a reported moray eel bite from a fishing vessel 131 miles west of Venice.

The Coast Guard Air Station helicopter crew responded to the call bite from a fishing vessel approximately 9 PM Sunday.

The Coast Guard was able to medevac and safely transported the 23-year-old man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.