shark-bite-galvestonAfter zero shark attacks in Texas in 2013, there has been the first Texas shark attack in 2014. Teenager Mikaela Amezaga, was in waist high water in Galveston (G-Town) when she felt something bump into her back. She didn’t feel any pain or see the shark, but with the half-moon, mirror skin breaks on her back, it resembles a shark bite. She was swimming on the West End of Galveston Island near Isla Del Sol Community around 6:30 p.m. when the shark attack occurred.

Mikaela’s father didn’t report the bite to the Galveston Island Beach Patrol, but said: “We see sharks all the time, usually, they’re after fish – not people.” We are happy to report that Mikaela is doing okay, and that no stitches were required, with the wound healing up nicely without a trip to the emergency room. If you are worried about shark attacks in Galveston, keep in mind that it is highly unlikely that you will be bitten by a shark while surfing or swimming in the Texas surf. With only 10 recorded shark attacks in Galveston in the last 25 years, your odds of being attacked by a shark are very low. Video below:

 

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