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Shark Attack at Surfside Beach

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by rocketsjudoka, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member
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    Scary story since I was in Surfside Beach a few years ago helping them rebuild after Hurricane Ike.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/17/19009976-shark-attacks-texas-teen?lite&lite=obnetwork

    Shark attacks Texas teen
    By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News

    A shark attacked a teenage boy on Monday as he was standing in shallow water off the coast of Texas, police said.

    The 15-year-old was at Surfside Beach on the Gulf of Mexico with friends when he felt the shark bite his left leg and tried to fight it off by reaching into the water and hitting it. The shark then went for his left hand and he suffered lacerations to limbs, according to Assistant Chief of Police Gregg Bisso.

    When the shark gave up, the boy’s friends helped him out of the water and a police officer and medic who was on the scene began administering first aid, said Bisso.

    The victim was then air-lifted 60 miles to Memorial Herman–Texas Medical Center in Houston.

    Bisso said the Surfside Beach Police Department is most used to responding to jelly fish stings — not shark bites — since the last shark attack at Surfside happened 25-30 years ago.

    He said an influx of sharks could be the result of weather conditions or bait fish, but the police department will not call for extra precautions on the beach until they are able to figure it out.

    The boy, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, is being treated, but his injuries are not life threatening, Bisso said.
     
  2. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    I grew up surfing there and was never concerned.
     
  3. Blake

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    THE OCTAGON
     
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  5. boomboom

    boomboom I GOT '99 PROBLEMS
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    Look, I know sharks have extra-sensory ninja magic skills, but how in the world could the shark find anything other than the surface or the bottom, I have no idea. The Upper Texas coast does not experience the clearest of water scenarios.
     
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    A few years ago? Wow, you cut it really close.
     
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  7. Han Solo

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    haha 25-30 years..just sucks so bad if you're the one who finally gets attacked. It'll never happen to me.
     
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    This hits close to home for me because I've been to Galveston.
     
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  9. Blake

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    Is it safe in Katy???
     
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  10. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    There goes the neighborhood .
     
  11. Haymitch

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    My parents lived there 35 years ago. I called them as soon as I heard this story to make sure they were ok.

    They have yet to respond, and I can only assume the shark has gotten to them.
     
  12. Angkor Wat

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    Can't imagine being bite by a shark in Texas. Would have freaked me out. Not sure if I would have been quick enough to think about reaching into the water and getting him off my leg
     
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    I'd have ripped his jaw off, flipped him over and used the teeth along the jaw to slice open his stomach.

    But in all seriousness, I think the natural reaction would be to push him off.
     
  15. rocketsjudoka

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    Yep. Damn straight. Anyway though if some of the students, who grew up in the upper Midwest and had never seen the sea, had heard of a shark attack they would've freaked out.
     
  16. K LoLo

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    Yes. All fish in the galveston bay and the gulf coast around the galveston area try to feed blindly.
     
  17. jgreen91

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    wow. Yeah that's because you'll never leave the house, much less get in a bathing suit and take yoru shirt off in public.
     
  18. El Toro

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    Hits way too close to home. Just last night I was watching "The Blind Side", terrific little feel-gooder, and then this goes and happens at Surfside Beach of all places. *shudder
     
  19. CometsWin

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    Evacuate immediately
     
  20. leroy

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    So you would have just stood there and let it chew on your leg?

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     

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