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: SW Miami-Dade Crash, One Dead
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: Presumptive Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
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: Lassiter, Taylor Lead Inter Miami Past Red Bulls 2-0
He is the second boy to be bitten by a shark during spring break.