Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew medevacs a man who was bitten by a shark near the Farallon Islands off the Coast of San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2018. The air crew transferred the man to medical personnel at Stanford University Medial Center. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew medevacs a man who was bitten by a shark near the Farallon Islands off the Coast of San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was bitten by a shark while diving near the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco, Tuesday morning.

The crew of the research vessel NorCal 1 notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders that one of the divers aboard was bitten by a shark around 10 a.m. and required medical attention.

The shark reportedly bit the man’s arm, wrist and hand.

The NorCal 1 made way toward San Francisco and met the crew of San Francisco Police Department Marine 7, who took the man aboard and began administering first aid. A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man into the helicopter via a rescue basket.

The Dolphin crew transported the man to Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto in stable condition.

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