9-year-old spends birthday recovering from shark bite

Christian Sanhueza was bitten at the beach in Florida. | Source: WESH
Christian Sanhueza was bitten at the beach in Florida. | Source: WESH

Melbourne, FL (WESH) - A 9-year-old Florida boy spent his birthday in the hospital following a weekend shark attack.

Christian Sanhueza was bitten at the beach across from Patrick Air Force Base during an early birthday celebration.

"I saw it go right to my leg and it bit my leg," he recalls. "When it put its mouth on my foot, it pulled me under the water."

He was rushed to a Melbourne hospital, and has had two operations since the bite. Doctors say he should make a full recovery.

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