(CLICK2HOUSTON) — GALVESTON, Texas - A 5-year-old girl was injured Tuesday after being bitten on the leg by a shark at Pirates Beach, Galveston officials said.
A father and his two children were returning to shore from swimming about 5:30 p.m. when she was bit.
The father said his daughter was in knee-deep water, on a ring, flutter-kicking while bait fish jumped around her.
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The father heard his daughter scream, saw the 3- to 4-foot-long white-bellied shark and pulled his daughter away and ran to shore.