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Coast Guard rescues fisherman struck by 300-pound stingray

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(WPRI) — A man aboard a Point Judith-based fishing boat is lucky to be alive after a dangerous encounter with a 300-pound stingray Sunday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard said the man was on a vessel off the coast of Montauk, New York when he was struck by a stingray barb below the knee.

After hearing the man was showing signs of shock, the Coast Guard sent a crew to evaluate him, and determined he needed to be medevaced from the boat.

In a video send to 12 News, Coast Guard crews were seen loading the man onto a stretcher and lifting him up into the helicopter.

The man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

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