ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. — Connor Baker, 9, is doing fine, but he experienced quite a scare after he was bitten by a shark Sunday.
The St. Johns County Fire and Rescue Department confirmed the child was bitten by a shark around noon while netting with some friends south of the Ocean Trace Ramp in St. Augustine Beach.
“He lifted up his leg and you can see the white streaks down where it had bit pretty deep into his leg,” said Ryan Baker, Connor’s father.
The injury was minor, but required Baker to be transported to Flagler hospital and receive nine stitches.
“I didn’t cry,” said Connor, who was bitten in the left leg on his calf.
“He was hilarious, he came out of the water with his hands over his head yelling ‘I got bit by a shark” he was so excited,” said Baker.