Terrifying Shark Attack Leaves Multiple People Injured Over Holiday

South Padre Island, TX – Four people were injured in a shark attack that took place on the Fourth of July on South Padre Island in Texas, according to authorities. The South Padre Island Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area confirmed the incident, which occurred near Wanna Wanna Beach Bar and Grill at around 11 a.m. local time.

First responders from the South Padre Island police and fire department provided immediate treatment at the scene. One of the victims, a male, was then transported to a nearby hospital after suffering severe bite injuries to his leg. Updates on his condition were not immediately available, and information on the other three incidents was also not provided.

Game Warden Capt. Chris Dowdy reported that the attacks occurred within a two-hour timeframe along the beach. Officials believe a single shark, approximately 6 feet long, was responsible based on witness reports and images shared on social media.

Disturbing video footage posted online showed a wounded person being pulled ashore after the attack. The water around the scene was visibly tainted with blood, causing panic among beachgoers who burst into tears. Quick-thinking bystanders attempted to create a makeshift tourniquet using a belt. Law enforcement is now patrolling the shoreline to monitor for any shark activity.

Authorities urge beachgoers to remain vigilant and follow safety guidelines to minimize the risk of shark encounters. As authorities continue to investigate the incident, beach safety measures are being reinforced to ensure the well-being of all visitors.