His wounds were severe. The local medical facilities at LabLab were unable to provide proper medical care and requested he be taken to a better equipped facility.
Manalos Aviation assembled a team and airlifted the 24-year-old man to the Angau Hospital.
“We had a call at about 2 p.m. in the afternoon that there was a shark bite at Lab Lab,” Pendex Sintong told EMTV. “We got the patient in.”
There have been a total of 80 shark attack bites in 2016, 7 were fatal; 38 were reported in the US, with 28 occurring in Florida. Fifteen have occurred in Australia, three of which were fatal.