Graphic First fatal shark attack of 2018

First fatal shark attack of 2018

The first fatal shark attack of 2018 occurred June 3 off the coast of Piedade Beach near Recife, Brazil. Jose Ernesto Ferreirada da Silva, 18, was swimming in deep water and, based on evidence of the incident, appeared to be alone. Around 4 p.m. life guard Carlos César Santana da Silva warned Ernesto to come closer to shore, but it was too late. A large tiger shark bit Ernesto’s left leg on the inner thigh, removing a large part of his thigh and severing genitalia. Santana quickly leapt into to…

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Man loses leg to shark in Brazil (GRAPHIC)

Man loses leg to shark in Brazil

A man has lost his leg to a shark in Pernambuco, Brazil. Pablo Diego Inacio de Melo went swimming off Piedade Beach in the northeast coast of Brazil April 15 when he was attacked by a shark. According to friends, the 34-year-old had been warned the area was known for sharks, especially during the rainy season. “It was the second time he went to the beach here; the people who were with him knew the situation . . . he was aware of the risk, that he should not go…

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Fisherman reports shark bite in Maceio

shark bite in Maceio

A shark bite has been reported in Maceió, Brazil. Josias Paz said he was bitten on the leg at Sauhaçuhy Beach on the North Coast. He said a shark had become trapped by in a fishing weir, a type of corral made from rods and nets. The weir is designed to catch fish, it also traps debris from the water. “When it rains, it always drags timber and coconut trunks into the corral,” Paz told Gazeta de Alagoas, explaining the attack at the weir, when he saw something moving in…

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Fisherman reports shark bite in Maceio

A shark bite has been reported in Maceió, Brazil. Josias Paz said he was bitten on the leg at Sauhaçuhy Beach on the North Coast. He said a shark had become trapped by in a fishing weir, a type of corral made from rods and nets. The weir is designed to catch fish, it also traps debris from the water. “When it rains, it always drags timber and coconut trunks into the corral,” Paz told Gazeta de Alagoas, explaining the attack at the weir, when he saw something moving in…

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Surfer bitten by shark in Brazil Ricardo Ferrari Bulhoes

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A surfer was bitten by a shark in Brazil January 12. Ricardo Ferrari Bulhoes was visiting the islands of Fernando de Noronha located around 220 miles off the Brazilian coast. He was surfing at Conceicao Beach in the late afternoon when he fell into the water and felt something pulling and generating pressure on his left arm. The 20-year-old said it didn’t hurt, but he was bleeding, and was able to make it back to shore. A local tour guide saw his wound and took him to Hospital Sao Lucas…

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Video:Tourist grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten

grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten

A tourist grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten near Fernando de Noronha on Brazil’s northeast coast. The naive young woman was at Baia do Sueste Beach February 6 when she spotted the shark in the surf at the marine park. The 35-year-old grabbed the young sharkling out of the water and held on to it as it thrashed around. Undeterred, the woman, only identified as J.B.M., fought to keep her grip. However, the shark pup fought for its life and latched onto the woman’s right hand. J.B.M.…

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Teen bitten by a shark pup

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A teen has been bitten by a shark pup in the South Zone of Recife, Brazil. Arthur Andrade was swimming around 1:30 p.m. on January 24 in front of the Atlante Plaza Hotel. Apparently signs are posted warning of sharks. The 21-year-old was in waist deep water as the tide began going out when he noticed a strange movement in the water.  He hurriedly began swimming toward the beach, but was bitten on his right hand. The young surfer realized he had sustained a small bite on his ring finger…

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