Boy, 13, is left with gaping wounds at his feet after being attacked by a shark while he paddles in the Florida sea
- Logan Radd paddled in the waves in Brevard County on Tuesday afternoon
- He walked back inside when he felt something sharp in his left heel
- His mother saw a shark fin in the water and hurried to her boy
- Logan was rushed to the hospital and received 19 stitches for two cuts
Logan Radd, 13, was attacked on Tuesday afternoon in the water at Brevard County beach
A 13-year-old surfer who had torn his foot open during a cruel shark attack in Florida said & # 39; Mommy, don't cry & # 39; when she saw the gaping wound.
Logan Radd, from Satellite Beach, paddled off Brevard County beach around 4:30 PM on Tuesday when he felt something bite in his foot.
& # 39; I came in and he bit my foot and then he bit again, & # 39; said Logan Florida today. & # 39; It was probably a two-meter shark. & # 39;
The heel of his left foot was torn in two places and his mother watched her teenage son hurt his foot out of the sea.
Jennifer Radd rushed to see her son when she saw the black-headed shark nearby and rushed the boy to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
& # 39; He just told me: & # 39; Mommy, don't cry, & Radd told Florida Today. & # 39; He was so brave and just told me he'd be fine. The bites looked gnarled and yielded 19 stitches … It's just the worst thing a mother can endure. & # 39;
Logan, who is a competitive surfer, recently finished third in the Boys Under 14 ESA Eastern Surfing Championships in Nag Head, North Carolina while riding for the Central Florida team.
Logan said: & I'll go back as soon as I get the stitches out … There are sharks. I think it was just my time to get a little. It's all part of the water & # 39; (photo: his foot before it was sewn)
He was practicing with his coach all day long when the freak incident occurred.
It was the first recorded shark bite of the year on Brevard County beach, according to the Florida newspaper.
His mother said to Florida today: & # 39; You hear about these things but you never think it will happen to someone you love. & # 39;
Logan cannot surf and is currently on crutches, although X-ray scans could rule out possible ligament damage.
He had some dental fragments embedded in his flesh.
Logan said to Florida today: & I'm going back as soon as I get the stitches out … There are sharks. I think it was just my time to get a little. It is all part of the water. & # 39;
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