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Doctors will remove beaten Giants fan from medically induced coma

May 6, 2011 | 11:36 am

Doctors plan to remove from a medically induced coma a Northern California paramedic who was severely beaten at the Dodgers home opener last month, his family said.

Bryan Stow is scheduled to have more surgery designed to remove fluid from his brain, which was damaged in the attack.

"His brain is collecting fluid so a shunt needs to be put in the cranium at the center of the brain and it will be snaked down through his stomach to drain," the family wrote on their blog. "The abdomen will hopefully absorb the fluid."

Stow's cousin told the Associated Press doctors plan to reduce his medication that was causing the coma. The hope is that the change will not cause Stow to suffer more seizures.

Two men attacked three victims, including Stow, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, police said.  Stow fell and hit his head on the ground. Police released sketches of two attackers.

LAPD sketch of two men wanted in connection with brutal beating at Dodger's home opener

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Top photo: Bryan Stow and his children. Credit: Stow family; Bottom photo: Sketches of the attackers. Credit: LAPD