Sebastian Cozzan, 9, recovering at home in North Palm Beach after March 21 shark attack.
David Cozzan, Sebastian's father

Published: Mar 28, 2014 6:18 AM EDT

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County boy is recovering from a shark bite that left him with 80 stitches on his foot.
The Palm Beach Post ( ) reports 9-year-old Sebastian Cozzan was about 20 feet offshore John D. MacArthur State Park when the shark attacked him on March 21.
The boy's father, David Cozzan, says Sebastian is recovering and looking forward to surfing again.
Cozzan says he was bitten by a shark while surfing in the same area about 20 years ago. His bite didn't require stitches.
Officials say there have been several recent reports of shark bites in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue supervisor Chuck Price says it's common for spinner sharks to come close to shore searching for bait fish this time of year.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,

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