Terrifying Shark Attack Leaves Multiple People Injured Over Holiday

A Fourth of July celebration at South Padre Island in Texas took a terrifying turn when four individuals were injured in a shark attack. The incident was confirmed by the South Padre Island Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area. The attack took place near the Wanna Wanna Beach Bar and Grill around 11 a.m. local time.

First responders from the local police and fire departments were on the scene promptly to provide immediate medical attention. One of the victims, a male, suffered severe bite injuries to his leg and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The current condition of the victim is unknown, and details about the other three victims have not been released.

Game Warden Capt. Chris Dowdy stated that the attacks happened within a two-hour window along the beach. Based on eyewitness accounts and images circulating on social media, officials believe a single shark, estimated to be about 6 feet long, was responsible for the attacks.

A disturbing video posted online showed a wounded individual being pulled from the water, which was visibly stained with blood. The sight caused panic among the beachgoers, some of whom were seen crying. Quick-thinking individuals on the scene attempted to stem the bleeding by creating a makeshift tourniquet with a belt.

In response to the incident, law enforcement has increased patrols along the shoreline to monitor for any shark activity. Authorities are urging beachgoers to stay alert and adhere to safety guidelines to reduce the risk of shark encounters.

As the investigation into the incident continues, authorities are reinforcing beach safety measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all visitors to South Padre Island.