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A man who had been bitten by a shark was flown from a sportfishing boat to a Torrance hospital by a Coast Guard helicopter. Brad Koune, 24, of Redondo Beach was reported in stable condition at Torrance Memorial Hospital with a bite on his right forearm. A hospital spokeswoman said he would be released after doctors stitched up the wound. Koune was aboard the 38-foot Seaspray in waters 5 miles south of Santa Barbara Island when he was bitten by the shark, apparently while trying to catch it, a Coast Guard spokesman said.


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