Metro-East News

O’Fallon boy bitten by shark in Florida

On O’Fallon 12-year-old is recovering from a shark bite last week.

According to a KSDK TV report, Michael Wilson was with his family in Florida on a trip that included visiting St. Louis Cardinals spring training when they decided to visit nearby Ocean Reef Park.

Wilson was in about three feet or water when he felt something grab his ankle. He said he thought it was someone pulling a prank until he realized a shark had bitten him.

The bite left Wilson with a fractured bone and some lacerations. But he is expected to make a full recovery.