A teenager was attacked by a shark near Surfside Beach Monday afternoon.
The 15-year-old boy was with a church group and was swimming in waist-deep water.
A witness said the victim appeared to be conscious and talking when he was loaded onto a stretcher.
“He didn’t look like he was in any pain when they were taking him on the stretcher to Life Flight,” said Billy Cornelius. ”He was looking around…”
A Life Flight helicopter rushed the teen to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. His condition isn’t known.
We’re told the wound on his hand is the more serious of the two. A Surfside paramedic said they called Life Flight as a precaution because they wanted to make sure doctors could save the hand. Surfside is a small, beachfront town located about 40 miles southwest of Galveston.
Our sister station KHOU is following this developing story.