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Much drier aimrass overall leading to no shower activity on Saturday. Sunday looks dry as well. As an upper trough deepens in the eastern U.S. A cold front will move into the area Monday with a few showers possible, convergence along the front looks weak with dynamics limited as well. Much drier air will filter in behind the front with lows in ...


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Teen girl bitten by shark in Galveston

GALVESTON - by Drew Karedes/KHOU 11 News and

The weather this weekend on Galveston Island was prime for taking a dip in the ocean, and 14-year-old Mikaela Medina was the only one in her family who decided to go in.

"I was by myself because no one else wanted to come in," said Mikaela Medina. "The water was real murky, a lot of seaweed."

Medina walked into waist deep water on West Beach and kneeled down.

"It just felt like something bumped into my back," said Medina. "I was like this could be a shark."

Medina didn't feel any pain and she didn't see the shark. She came to shore so her mother could take a look.

"She's the one who told me I had gotten bit," said Medina. "After she told me I was bleeding I started crying."

Medina's mother knew the teeth marks on her back were from a shark.

"We know about sharks but you never think that something like this could happen to your own daughter so I was kind of in denial at the beginning," said Maria Amezaga.

The two ran to the family's nearby beach house, and a physician friend, who was spending the day with them, was able to treat Medina on the spot with no stitches or further medical attention.

"It's really crazy," said Medina. "I didn't think that could ever happen and it could've been a lot worse."

Some people believe that the chances of another shark greeting visitors in Galveston is slim to none.

"It'd be like the odds of winning the lottery," said Jeff Davis. "It's not going to happen."

This story comes to us through KFDM's media partnership with KHOU 11 News in Houston.


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