15-year-old recuperating after shark bite
NEAR VERO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida boy surfing the waves near Vero Beach had a dangerous encounter with a shark over the weekend.
A strong wave tackled Michael Adler and sent him off his surf board, but it's when he got back on the board the Miami native realized he was bitten by a shark.
The 15-year-old did not panic. "I freaked out a little but not too much because it wasn't hurting too bad," said Adler. "So I paddled in as fast as I possibly could, and there was a military combat guy on the beach, and he helped me out."
Adler received several stitches, but is expected to be OK.
Doctors said he will be all healed in about six weeks.
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