Lucas Cruz had been celebrating his 15th birthday near Key Largo in the Florida Keys when his legs were bitten by a shark estimated to weigh 500 pounds.
The mother of the Florida teen attacked on August 7 by what is believed to be a large bull shark has talked about the young man’s injuries.
“All of a sudden I hear Lucas scream, ‘Shark! Shark!'” Michelle Lopez, mother of Cruz, told 7 News Miami as she described the moment she saw her son had been bitten by a shark. “I saw the back of his calf just totally missing and blood everywhere.”