Mayor Rick Baker fine after hand surgery
ST. PETERSBURG-- Mayor Rick Baker is recovering from a 7 a.m. hand surgery this morning after he broke his hand bracing himself for a fall during the annual Mud Wars at Spa Beach Thursday.
Baker fell during the mud obstacle course. The Mud Wars is an annual youth recreation program.
"He is recuperating," said spokeswoman Beth Herendeen. "According to the surgeon everything went fine."
Cristina Silva, Times staff writer