On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a Galveston Co. Sheriff’s Office deputy was
flagged down by a subject that had sustained a shark bite while swimming in
Crystal Beach. The 42 year old w/m
informed the deputy that he had been swimming by the first sand bar when he
felt the bite. He walked to shore and
alerted the deputy who then transported him to the EMS station for first aid
while awaiting transport to the hospital.
Subject is now at UTMB receiving care.
Sheriff Henry Trochesset
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office