Shark Bites A Man Near Crystal Beach

Kelli Wiese
August 09, 2018 - 4:44 pm
Shark Bite

Galveston Police

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GALVESTON (KRLD) - One man is recovering after being bit by a shark near Crystal Beach.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says, "About ten this morning, a 42-year-old man was swimming about the first sandbar just off the beach in Crystal Beach.

He felt a bite on his leg and decided to come back to shore." He says a shark bit the man above his knee. Trochesset says, "He was conscious and alert and was transferred to UTMB-Galveston."

You can see what looks like half a dozen gashes on his leg from the shark's teeth. *Warning graphic content. 

There's no word on the size of the shark.