Moray eel bite victim rescued off coast of Venice, Florida

(U.S. Coast Guard)

Over 100 miles from Venice, a 23-year-old man needed help after he was bit by a moray eel.

The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of the bite Sunday night, and Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter's crew launched and medevaced the man from a fishing vessel, which was located roughly 131 miles west of Venice.

Coast Guard officials said they received the report around 9 p.m. from the captain of a fishing vessel. 

The man was taken to Tampa General Hospital, and is expected to be OK.