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List of all shark attacks in Texas

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 75 shark attacks in Texas. Out of those, 7 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 9.33%. 60 attacks came out of the blue while 15 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Galveston 15-07-2018 18h00SurfingSingle laceration to right thigh inconsistent with shark biteNO Laura Dean
Galveston Bay 27-04-2018 Sandtiger shark'FishingForearm bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Mike Ruthenback
South Padre Island, Cameron County 01-09-2017 SwimmingLacerations to footNO female
Pirates Beach, Galveston 13-06-2016 17h303' to 4' sharkFloating in tubeInjury to lower legNO 6yo Marin Alice Melton
Off Surfside 23-01-2016 09h30 / 10h00Bull sharks x 2SpearfishingBruised ribs & tail bone, speargun broken and wetsuit cutNO Keith Love
Galveston 04-10-2015 10h004' to 5' sharkWadingFoot & hands bittenNO 13yo Gregory Slaughter
West Beach, Galveston 06-06-2014 AfternoonKneeling in the waterShallow lacerations & puncture wounds below shoulderNO 14yo Mikaela Amezaga Medina
Surfside Beach, Brazoria County 16-06-2013 14h45SwimmingLeft leg & hand bittenNO 15yo Garrett Sebesta
Grass Island, Aransas County 27-08-2011 19h00Wade FishingLacerations to anterior left shin, abrasion to posteior right legNO 39yo Mary Locklear
South Padre Island, Cameron County 12-07-2011 20h30Surf fishingLacerations to left footNO Eugenio González Paez
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