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Fisherman Bitten By Mako Shark

A fisherman has been bitten by a shark off the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand on Monday.

The unidentified man from Auckland had just brought a Mako shark that he thought was dead on board.

When he attempted to remove the nearly 5 foot sharks head, it began thrashing around and bit the man’s foot.

The fisherman, who is in his 30s, was taken back to the marina where he was transported to a helicopter landing site.  He was then flown to Middlemore Hospital in moderate condition.

The location has been marked on the 2016 shark attack bites tracking map.

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