Shark attacks surfer in Brazil

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
18. November 2011

Brazilian authorities are currently investigating a possible shark attack that occurred in the state of Pernambuco on saturday afternoon ( 12. Nov ).

Jerônimo Pereira da Paz said that he was bitten by a shark while surfing off the beach of Del Chifre in Olinda.

The 35-years old victim felt the bite when he was preparing to catch another wave. “I remember being very nervous, he bit my leg and let go”, said the surfer.

Jerônimo swam to shore and was taken to the Hospital Miguel Arraes in Paulista.

He suffered injuries to both of his legs and even his surfboard was damaged.

In the right leg, he had only minor injuries. But the wound on the left side was more severe (ca. 30 cm long) and required surgery. He was hospitalized for two days.

The victim ignored a surfing ban that had been put in place to prevent shark attacks in this region.

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Source: G1 Globo



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