A fisherman who was rushed to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Cork on Saturday is fishing again.
Robert Malcolmson, 40, from Belfast, went to sea fishing with a group of friends off the coast of Cork on Saturday evening when a blue shark landing them landed and his forearm bit.
He got a four centimeter cut in front of his arm, but because of the depth he began bleeding profusely and became dizzy.
The boat was about 20 km from Roche & # 39; s Point and a decision was made by the skipper of the Deora De & # 39; boat, Jim Linehane, to contact the coastguard to bring Mr. Malcolmson to the hospital.
The lifeboat of Crosshaven RNLI was launched and raced to the scene, while fisherman Jonny Penny helped with first aid on board.
Malcolmson was taken to the coast before being transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH) by a waiting ambulance.
His wounds were cleaned, stitched and connected, and Mr Malcolmson resumed the fishing trip with his friends yesterday.
"We were fishing for blue sharks and had one on the line, and when we caught him, he turned and bit Robert," one of the anglers told the Irish Independent.
"It was not a huge cut, but he lost a lot of blood and he started to feel a bit dizzy and sick, so we thought it would be best to see him.
"But he is back with us and everything is fine," he explained.
Blue sharks are among the most numerous shark species in Irish waters.
"A blue shark is a wild creature and you should always be careful if you are bitten by a wild animal.
"Because we were at sea, it was not like we could drive to the hospital, so we decided to call the coastguard and meet the boat so that we could take the boy to the hospital," said skipper Mr Linehane.