INJURED – 19 August 2005 – Crystal Beach, Texas, United States – swimmer attacked

A 12-year-old boy, Julian Elizondo, was bitten on the left foot by a shark while walking in knee-deep water at Crystal Beach, east of Galveston Island, Texas, United States. The attack took place Friday 19 August.

Media reports that “when he couldn’t pull away, Julian knocked the shark on the head and it let go”.

There was no mention of the size or type of shark responsible for the attack.

He was taken by ambulance to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where surgeons operated on his foot. Hospital officials said the wound also affected the ankle joint.

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