We're getting our first look at the teenager who was attacked by a shark earlier this week at Surfside Beach.

The family of Garrett Sebesta released a photo of the teen during physical therapy at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

In an accompanying statement, the family said, "Garrett wasn’t taking what we considered any risks when he went to play at the beach on Monday. He was only in waist-deep water swimming and enjoying a sunny day with a group from our Church when he was attacked by a shark.

"Garrett has been through a lot these past four days and still has a long road to recovery ahead of him. He has undergone two surgeries so far with more to come."

The family also thanked the community for their support and the medical professionals at the hospital.