DailyMailA teenager had his penis ripped off by a shark as he swam in the sea in Brazil. Jose Ernestor da Silva was attacked yesterday afternoon while bathing in waters off the Piedade beach near Recife, on Brazil’s north-east coast. The shark struck just as lifeguards stationed on the beach had told the 18-year-old to come closer to the shore. He had been ordered by his mother not to go to the beach following a horrendous shark attack in April in which a 34-year-old tourist lost an arm and a leg. A shocking video taken by a passer-by shows the moment other holidaymakers pulled Jose from the sea before emergency crews arrived. The youngster lies limp and unresponsive on the sand and gasps for air as a concerned helper holds his head and tells him to ‘keep breathing’, while another lifts his leg in a desperate effort to keep him alive. An ambulance rushed Jose to hospital, where he reportedly suffered two heart attacks and is in a critical condition. Despite undergoing emergency surgery, his penis and femur were ‘amputated’ by the bite of what is believed to be a tiger shark, according to medics. Rodrigo Matias, from Recife’s fire department, said Mr Ferreira was swimming with his brother and friends in deep waters near the shore, in an area marked by signs warning of shark attacks. Seeing that the group was drifting further out, lifeguards called for them to return to shallower waters. He said: ‘At the exact moment in which the lifeguards asked for them to come closer to the beach, he was bitten.’ Ambulance medic Wagner Monteiro said Mr Ferreira had a 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.’ 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. Jose’s mother Elisangela dos Anjos, 42, told Brazil’s JC Online website that he had gone to the beach without her knowing, and she only knew about after his his brother Ezequiel, who was with him, called her from the beach following the attack. 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.’ The victim’s father also said his son, who is one of five siblings, went to the beach without telling relatives where he was going.
UPDATE: Sadly, Jose Ernestor da Silva has died from the injuries he suffered in this shark attack.
I do not understand why anyone would ever go in the water at Recife, Brazil under any circumstance, in April a tourist lost his leg in a shark attack in almost the exact same spot, but the details of this shark attack are much more horrific. Eighteen-year-old Jose Ernestor da Silva was swimming with his brother in deep water off the coast of Recife, and the moment a lifeguard told them to come closer to shore, he was viscously attacked by a large tiger shark. The shark bit the teen across his midsection and leg, and in the attack, the teen lost his leg his arm and his penis. He was brought to shore, where he also suffered two heart attacks as a result of the shark attack and blood loss, he is currently clinging to life in a nearby hospital. Recife is probably the most dangerous beach in the world today, you have to be crazy to go into the ocean there, and the problem is man made. Recife was once no more dangerous than any other beach, until a fish processing plant was opened up a nearby river which dumps fish guts and blood into the water, which then flows into the ocean near Recife. Basically, the waters of Recife are constantly being chummed by the fish processing plant, which has lead to a huge increase of large predatory sharks in the area. Stay out of the water!
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