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Farallones diver recovering after shark bite

A diver from a research vessel is in stable condition after being bit by a shark near the Farallon Islands west of San Francisco on Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Wednesday.

Crews on the research vessel NorCal 1 notified the Coast Guard at about 10 a.m. that one of its divers had been bitten by a shark and needed medical attention. The shark bit the man’s arm, wrist and hand, according to the Coast Guard.

The research boat headed toward San Francisco and met with a San Francisco police boat that took the diver aboard to administer first aid. A Coast Guard helicopter crew then arrived and hoisted the man up to the helicopter via a rescue basket.

He was taken to Stanford Hospital in stable condition. No other information about his condition or the nature of the research he was conducting was immediately available.

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