Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago
Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine,
22. December 2015
In the late afternoon of Monday (Dec.21), a man suffered severe injuries in a shark attack at Fernando de Noronha. It’s a small archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, located over 350 km (220 miles) offshore from the coast of Pernambuco in Brazil.
The victim, a 33-years old tourist from Paraná, was reportedly diving in Baía do Sueste when the incident happened, which led to the amputation of his right forearm.
He was promptly brought by his relatives to the local hospital São Lucas. Then, early on Tuesday morning (Dec.22), he was airlifted to a mainland hospital in Recife. The embedded video below shows the moment of the victim’s arrival at the Hospital da Restauração. His current condition is described as stable.
Related Video, uploaded by Folha de Pernambuco on 22 December 2015:
Tourist attacked by shark at Noronha to undergo surgery