A fisherman was seriously injured after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Ireland last night. The attack happened while the Belfast man was deep-sea angling off Cork. The blue shark inflicted a serious lower arm injury and the victim was immedaitely treated by fellow members of the crew before being transferred to a lifeboat where further care was given. RNLI volunteers were called to the scene at 6pm. A spokesman for the service said: “This was more of an angling accident than a shark attack, there was a bit of a struggle when pulling the shark on board. “We’re not trying to panic anyone.” What the shell? Scientists discover the 228-million-year-old remains of a six-foot turtle WITHOUT a shell The boat Deora De sailed towards Crosshaven from about eight miles offshore and met with the Crosshaven lifeboat about four miles south of Roches Point. The lifeboat was met at Crosshaven by an ambulance and the man was transported to Cork University Hospital. Although blue sharks are the most common species of shark in Irish waters, they rarely bite humans. Great white shark prowling by popular beach as swimmers warned to stay out of water after man suffers bite They usually feed on small fish and squid, and can live for around 20 years. Until 2013, the blue shark was implicated in only 13 biting incidents with humans, four of which ended fatally.