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

1 Comment

  1. Shark attacks seem so terrifying setting off the primal fear in us all. But in this scene it is rather disturbing that all these reporters made it to the hospital even before the shark attack victim. Did the ambulence driver lose his way to the hospital or get stuck at a red light? I don’t get it.

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