Shark bites man at Farallon Islands

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A man was rescued Tuesday afternoon after suffering a shark bite near the Farallon Islands west of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The bite was near his hand or wrist. He was rescued around 1 p.m. and transported via helicopter from San Francisco to Stanford Hospital.

A Coast Guard official did not know what the man was doing when he was bitten. There were no further details about the incident immediately available.