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    A Coast Guard official said the guy was lucky that he was with somebody who was able to communicate the incident to the Coast Guard, otherwise he would not have been able to be “be with his family in time for the holidays”.

    A dramatic video was posted on Twitter by the Coast Guard of Los Angeles on Saturday featuring the rescue operation of a surfer who was bitten by a shark off the coast of Southern California.

    The 37-year-old surfer,  bitten by the shark on his left leg and bleeding profusely, was initially rescued by another man on a boat before calling for emergency help.

     A Coast Guard team arrived to the scene with a helicopter and winched the injured man aboard before transporting him to Santa Barbara Airport, where he received first aid before he was taken to a hospital.

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