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Shark Bites West Texas Teen's Foot At A Galveston Beach

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GALVESTON (AP) — A 13-year-old West Texas boy was hospitalized after a shark bit him in the back of his foot while he was wading along a Galveston beach.

The Galveston Island Beach Patrol says the incident happened about 10 a.m. Monday as the Odessa boy and his brother waded in waist-deep Gulf waters near the 37th Street jetty. Lt. Kara Harrison told the Houston Chronicle the pair reported feeling a school of fish swirl their legs when the 13-year-old was bitten by a 4-to-5-foot-long shark.

Harrison said the boy's foot was bandaged before he was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she said he "definitely is going to need stitches."

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