A man has had his manhood bitten off by a shark while he was having a good time, swimming at a beach.
A teenager is in a critical condition after having his p*nis and part of his leg ripped off in a shark attack in Brazil over the weekend.
Jose Ernestor da Silva was attacked yesterday afternoon while bathing in waters off the Piedade beach near Recife, on Brazil’s northeast coast.
The 18-year-old was swimming with his brother and friends in deep water near to the shore despite the area being marked by signs warning of shark attacks.
According to local media, he was attacked just as lifeguards told the group to come closer in to the shore.
Witnesses filmed the moment Jose was pulled from the ocean and many can be heard screaming as other beachgoers attempt to stem the blood and patch up his injuries before emergency crews arrived.
Others can be reportedly be heard telling Jose to ‘breathe’.
The injured teenager was rushed to hospital, where he is understood to have suffered two heart attacks and is in a critical condition. He underwent emergency surgery after the bite, believed to be from a tiger shark, according to medics.
Ambulance medic Wagner Monteiro said Jose had one heart attack after arriving at the local Aeronautica Hospital and another as he was being transported to the Restauracao Hospital in the centre of Recife.
He said: ‘The shark bite amputated his femur and his penis. He lost a lot of blood and is in a critical condition.’
Jose’s mother Elisangela dos Anjos, 42, told Brazil’s JC Online website that he had gone to the beach without her knowing. She found out about the attack from his brother Ezequiel, who was with him, who called her from the beach.
Speaking from the hospital, she said: ‘He would go in secret, because he knew that I thought it was dangerous. ‘I wasn’t worried because I thought he was somewhere around the house.
‘When I heard about it I went crazy, all the neighbours heard me screaming.’
Rodrigo Matias, from Recife’s fire department, said as the group was drifting further out, lifeguards called for them to return to shallower waters.
‘At the exact moment in which the lifeguards asked for them to come closer to the beach, he was bitten,’ he said.
A spokesman for the Restauracao Hospital said Jose, who turned 18 in March, was rushed into surgery after arriving at the hospital at 5.53pm. Doctors will give a report on his condition later today.
At the same beach in April, a 35-year-old tourist had to have a leg and hand amputated after being attacked by a shark. He was admitted to hospital in a critical condition after being bitten in the arm and leg while waist deep in water.
Jose’s is the 65th shark attack registered along the coast of Brazil’s Pernambuco state since 1992, with 80% of the attacks taking place along the 18-mile stretch of beach in Recife.
More than 110 warning signs have been installed along the coastline.
Source: Metro UK