Video: Coast Guard rescues shark bite victim from Palmyra Atoll
Video by Lt. Bryan Weber
A NOAA researcher living on Palmyra Atoll was bitten in the hand by a black tip reef shark while tagging sharks in the area of the Atoll. A USCG C-130 Hercules aircrew from CG Air Station Barbers Point responded, providing medical care and transportation back to Oahu, Hawaii. The patient is in stable condition.