Boy Hit by Plane Doesn't Like His New 'Miracle Dude' Nickname

Nicholas Baer speaks out for the first time since surviving a July 4th beach plane crash.
1:58 | 08/27/15

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We're back now with that ABC exclusive, the 1-year-old boy hit by a small plane as it made an emergency landing on a crowded California beach last month. This morning we're hearing from him for the first time and ABC's kayna Whitworth has that story. Reporter: For the first time since this plane crashed into a crowded beach on July 4th, 12-year-old Nicholas Baer, who was hit by the wing, is speaking out. What was the last thing you remember just walking in the water? Yeah. I was kind of transitioning to skim boarding and then I don't know, I guess the plane just came down. We do have one plane down at the water's edge. Reporter: Watch as the single engine plane plums from the sky bouncing on to the surf and tumbling across the beach. Its wing hitting Nicholas in the head as his terrified friends watched. We thought nick died. We thought the plane was on top of him. Yeah, he started to move and then he's like, he's alive. Reporter: The 23-year-old pilot was uninjured but Nicholas needed help. Shocked bystanders holding him steady until bystanders arrived. I remember waking up and going to the ambulance and to the hospital. Reporter: Despite suffering a concussion and fractured skull bone that required surgery, Nicholas stayed in the hospital for just four days. His recovery, amazing. His new nickname, miracle dude, something he jokes he could do without. I don't really like the name. I'm just another person that just got hit by a plane. Reporter: In a show of support, 12 of his buddies shaved their heads, as well. I was happy that they did it and doesn't make me feel awkward with my shaved head. Reporter: Happy for friends like his and thankful for first responders who work to keep him alive after that terrifying crash. I just want to thank them for, I guess, saving my life. Reporter: For "Good morning America," kayna Whitworth, ABC news, San Diego.

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