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Shark attack in Texas hospitalizes 11-year-old

An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized after being attacked by a shark during a fishing trip to  a Texas beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
/ Source: The Associated Press

An 11-year-old boy was in guarded condition at a Houston hospital after being bitten on the arm and leg by a shark at Bryan Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

The boy, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter Sunday night to Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital. Amy Berryman, operations administrator.

The attack occurred about 8 p.m. as the boy was fishing for trout with his family, Fire Marshal Chris Motley told The Facts newspaper for a story in its Monday editions. Motley said the boy was carrying a bag of fish when he was bitten three times — once on the right arm, and above and below his right knee.