A local teen is recovering after being bitten by a shark in Galveston over the weekend. 

KPRC Channel 2 is reporting that Mikaela Medina was at the popular West Beach at the time of the attack.

"I came in, the water was murky, a lot of seaweed. Then I turned around, didn't see anything, didn't see blood or the shark or anything so I swam out. At first I didn't think it was much. I was like this could be a big deal so swam out as fast as I could. I was completely out of breath and I told my mom, I said, 'I think there is a shark out there,'" Mikaela said.

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