By CBSMiami.com Team

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.

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His mom says the family saw blood gushing from the water.

They rushed him to Broward Health Medical Center where he underwent surgery.

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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.

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He is the second boy to be bitten by a shark during spring break.

CBSMiami.com Team