Wednesday, 15 June 2016

5-year-old bitten by shark at Texas beach

 A 5-year-old girl was bitten by a shark off Pirates Beach in Texas on Tuesday.

She suffered “significant tissue damage to a leg,” according to Galveston EMS, and is in stable condition at UTMB.

The Galveston EMS responded to the bite around 5:30 p.m.

Pirates Beach is located on the west end of the Island near Galveston Island State Park.

It's the first shark bite in Galveston since October 2015 when a 13-year-old boy was bitten after swimming about 25 yards offshore and had become surrounded by a school of fish.

More details later...