On the Fourth of July, a shark attacked four people at a beach in Texas, according to authorities. The South Padre Island Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area confirmed the incident. The attacks took place around 11 a.m. local time near Wanna Wanna Beach Bar and Grill on South Padre Island.

First responders from the South Padre Island police and fire department were quick to provide treatment at the scene. One of the male victims was then taken to a nearby hospital for further medical attention. The man suffered severe injuries to his leg as a result of the shark attack. Unfortunately, there is no update on his current condition, and information regarding the other three victims is not yet available.

According to Game Warden Capt. Chris Dowdy, the series of attacks occurred within a two-hour time frame along the beach. Based on witness reports and social media images, authorities believe that a single shark measuring about 6 feet in length was responsible for the incidents.

Law enforcement officials are now patrolling the shore in search of any sharks in the area. The safety of beachgoers remains a top priority as authorities work to prevent any further shark encounters.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, a breaking news writer for Fox News Digital and Fox Business, reported on the incident. She is originally from Massachusetts but is currently based in Orlando, Florida. If you have any story tips or ideas, you can reach out to Sarah at or on Twitter at @s_rumpfwhitten.

Shark attacks are rare but can be incredibly dangerous when they do occur. It is essential for beach visitors to be aware of their surroundings and follow any safety guidelines provided by local authorities. Remember to avoid swimming alone, stay close to shore, and refrain from wearing shiny jewelry or bright clothing that can attract sharks. By taking these precautions, you can help minimize the risk of shark attacks and enjoy a safe day at the beach.