A shark attacked a 12-year-old boy last week while he swam at Sunday Beach near Port O’Connor.
The shark bit the boy’s left foot, said Mike Mitchell, a Calhoun County game warden with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
“The shark may have been confused and bumped into the boy,” Mitchell said. “Swimmers should not fear they will have the same experience.”
A private boat transported the boy to Port O’Connor from the beach, a public waterfront on the eastern side of Matagorda Island and accessible only by boat. Port O’Connor EMS volunteers and Calhoun County EMS responded, Mitchell said.
The boy was taken by helicopter to an area hospital.