Illinois boy recovers after fish hook got stuck in eye
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) _ An 11-year-old boy from northern Illinois is thankful to be back in school and to be able to read after surgery to remove a fish-hook embedded in his eye during a summer vacation accident.
Phoenix Mordick of Freeport was on vacation with his family in northern Wisconsin in July when the accident happened during a fishing outing.
The boy was flown to a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ophthalmologist Sarah Nehls treated Phoenix. She says he was fortunate that he did not get an infection and that his vision after surgery is 20/20.
Phoenix tells the Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/1O0hYtw ) he’s glad to be back at Dakota Elementary School.
And after recovering he got a second, better vacation to the Grand Canyon. Seeing the canyon, he says, “was awesome.”