INJURED – 14 July 2010 — 8 Mile Road, Galveston, Texas, US – fisherman attacked
Charlie Gauzer (age not reported – although reports do say he has been a fisherman for more than 50 years) was fishing off 8 Mile Beach, Galveston, Texas, US when a shark bit his leg, severing his Achilles tendon.
The incident occurred on Wednesday 14 July, 2010.
Reports are a bit sketchy, but say “a shark clamped its teeth into his leg as he kicked and paddled to try to get away”.
He’s quoted as saying: The size of the top of the head was about 2 to 3 feet wide.
“It was more of like a tree trunk hitting you. Then I started to feel pain and I looked down and I had blood coming out of my leg.
“It was gashed pretty good, down to the bone. But he missed the artery.”
There was no mention of the extend of his injury, what type of shark it was or where he was treated.