05/29/2004 Ryan Eckstrum (Texas)

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05/29/2004 Ryan Eckstrum (Texas)

Postby sharkbait » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:56 pm

A 16-year-old Magnolia boy was wading with his father off Pirates' Beach in Galveston about 7:45 p.m. Saturday when he was bitten on the leg by a 3- to 4-foot-long shark.

Strong currents and sharks kept beach patrols busy
By MIKE GLENN
6/1/04 Houston Chronicle

A 16-year-old Magnolia boy was wading with his father off Pirates' Beach in Galveston about 7:45 p.m. Saturday when he was bitten on the leg by a 3- to 4-foot-long shark.
Paramedics dressed Ryan Eckstrum's wounds after he was taken to a lifeguard station. He was later treated at UTMB.
Maceo could recall only three other confirmed shark bite incidents during the 20 years he has patrolled Galveston's beaches. He doesn't believe the shark targeted Eckstrum and said there was no cause for panic from the public.
"I can sit here and say it was a small shark because it didn't happen to me," Maceo said. "I'm certainly not making light of the bite."
Eckstrum might have been bitten because he was wading in area with nearby bait fish.



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