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02/08/2001 Male (Brazil) ***Fatal***
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:09 am
2/8/2001 Male 20 Fatal Boa Viagem beach north-eastern Brazilian city of Recife Brazil Brazil Swimming
Remains of Brazilian shark victim washed up
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:18 pm
Feb8.2001 Brazil Remains of Brazilian shark victim washed up
The remains of a man have been washed up on a Brazilian beach, two days after going missing in an area known for its shark attacks.
The body is believed to be that of a 20-year-old student.
It was washed up on the Boa Viagem beach in the north-eastern Brazilian city of Recife.
"The front of the thorax and all internal organs were ripped out. The body was also missing a forearm, a part of the thigh and the face," said a local doctor.
It is not known whether the man was swimming beyond coral reefs where sharks lurk in search of food.
The state government has warned swimmers not to stray beyond the coral barrier and has banned surfing in the area since a young man lost both his hands in a shark attack in 1999.
It is the 33rd recorded shark attack and the 11th death in the area since 1992,