GALVESTON, Texas -- The weather this weekend on Galveston Island was prime for taking a dip in the ocean, and 14-year-old Mikaela Medina was the only one in her family who decided to go in.

I was by myself because no one else wanted to come in, said Mikaela Medina. The water was real murky, a lot of seaweed.

Medina walked into waist deep water on West Beach and kneeled down.

It just felt like something bumped into my back, said Medina. I was like this could be a shark.

Medina didn t feel any pain and she didn t see the shark. She came to shore so her mother could take a look.

She s the one who told me I had gotten bit, said Medina. After she told me I was bleeding I started crying.

Medina s mother knew the teeth marks on her back were from a shark.

We know about sharks but you never think that something like this could happen to your own daughter so I was kind of in denial at the beginning, said Maria Amezaga.

The two ran to the family s nearby beach house, and a physician friend, who was spending the day with them, was able to treat Medina on the spot with no stitches or further medical attention.

It s really crazy, said Medina. I didn t think that could ever happen and it could ve been a lot worse.

Some people believe that the chances of another shark greeting visitors in Galveston is slim to none.

It d be like the odds of winning the lottery, said Jeff Davis. It s not going to happen.

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