MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A seven-year-old boy is recovering Friday after being bitten by a shark off Fort Lauderdale beach.
J.J. Sosa was swimming with his cousins in shallow water when he says a big brown fish bit his right hand.READ MORE: Florida Senate Signs Off On Controversial Protest Bill
His mom says the family saw blood gushing from the water.
They rushed him to Broward Health Medical Center where he underwent surgery.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Hialeah Gardens
Seventy-five stitches later, the tissue and tendons on J.J’s hand had to be reconstructed.
J.J. is now able to move his fingers.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Asking For Help Finding 12-Year-Old Farrah Sanders
He is the second boy to be bitten by a shark during spring break.