Man bitten by shark near Louisiana coast

POSTED: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 7:18am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

A Mississippi man is rescued in waters off the coast of Louisiana after he was bitten by a shark.

This is video from the U.S. Coast Guard as the man was being pulled out on Saturday. The man had been fishing on a boat near Breton Island when the shark attacked. He was taken by helicopter to the hospital.

The condition of the 56-year-old man is not known.