Published: May 31, 2010 8:14 PM EDT
Updated: May 31, 2010 5:14 PM EDT

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A 49-year-old man is recovering after he was attacked by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 50 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs.

It was around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, May 30, when commercial fishing boat crew member Mike Seymore sustained a shark bite on his leg while attempting to remove a fish hook from the shark.

The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and Seymore was plucked from the ship and transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of his shark bite wound.