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GALVESTON (AP) — A 13-year-old West Texas boy was hospitalized after a shark bit him in the back of his foot while he was wading along a Galveston beach.

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The Galveston Island Beach Patrol says the incident happened about 10 a.m. Monday as the Odessa boy and his brother waded in waist-deep Gulf waters near the 37th Street jetty. Lt. Kara Harrison told the Houston Chronicle the pair reported feeling a school of fish swirl their legs when the 13-year-old was bitten by a 4-to-5-foot-long shark.

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Harrison said the boy’s foot was bandaged before he was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she said he “definitely is going to need stitches.”

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