Turns out a punch in the face can stop a shark attack.
“According to Galveston Beach Patrol, Gregory Slaughter and his 17-year-old brother were walking in the water near 37th Street at about 10am when they waded into a school of fish. Slaughter’s mother says a big wave came and the brother heard Slaughter scream. He went over to him, saw the shark and punched it in the head.
The shark bit Slaughter’s ankle. His mother says he also tore two tendons on his left hand and suffered a small fracture on his right hand while trying to get the shark off of him. The injured boy was taken to UTMB by EMS, where he’s listed in stable condition. His mother says he’ll need surgery and doctors are keeping an eye on him to make sure he doesn’t develop any infections.”