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Bison attacks man taking photos on Catalina Island

A man was airlifted for medical treatment Wednesday after being attacked by a bison on Catalina Island, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man's condition was not immediately known, and few details about the incident were released.

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The Catalina Island Conservancy said the man was a contract worker from the American Conservation Experience.

The worker "was injured by a bison while working near Tower Peak, on the isthmus side of the fence," the group said in a statement, which added that the worker was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

The Orange County Register reported that the victim suffered a punctured lung and had surgery. He was taking photos at the time of the attack.

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