A British fisherman has been airlifted to hospital with leg injuries after being bitten by a SHARK off the coast of Cornwall.
This afternoon the fisherman has been named as Max Berryman by friends.
The 21-year-old was bitten by a Porbeagle shark that had been hauled aboard a fishing boat in a net yesterday morning.
The crew of the Govenek of Ladram sterilised and dressed his leg wound before asking HM Coastguard for medical assistance.
The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was then sent from Newquay to the 23m vessel, positioned about 120 miles from Land's End.