Man Killed by Shark While Urinating at Brazil Beach

Photo by Gerald Schömbs
Photo by Gerald Schömbs

Shark Attacks Man While Urinating in the Ocean

Publisert Sist oppdatert

According to local media, a shark attacked and killed a drunk man who ventured into the ocean to urinate in Brazil. 

Approximately around 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, the incident occurred on a beach in Jaboatao dos Guararapes, a city on the country’s eastern tip. 

Marcelo Rocha Santos, 51, had been drinking with a companion when he felt the urge to urinate and stepped out into the sea.

Also at the beach, Ademir Sebastiao da Silva says he went out with Santos to relieve himself at the same time as well. 

“As the beach has no bathroom, I went into the sea to pee,” he said. “I was beside him with the water up to our waists.”

Dragging Santos underwater in a brutal fight the shark continued to strike which left the victim unconscious. 

“There was a lot of blood in the water,” Edriano Gomes, who was with da Silva on the beach at the time of the incident claimed. 

Santos’ companions eventually went into the water and carried him back to shore.

Images surfaced online of Santos after the attack which show that he lost part of an arm and a large portion of his leg. 

He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The victim would have found it difficult to see the shark, as the ocean was murky and choppy at the time of the assault.

It was reported that a lifeguard was on duty at the time but could not help.

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