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Teenager has penis ‘bitten off’ in shark attack

By Charlie-Michael Pope | 5th June 2018

Shark attack

When movies meet real life in this case Jaws…

The worst thing ever for a teenage boy… Jose Ernestor da Silva had his penis ripped off by a shark as he swam in the sea in Brazil.


Jose Ernestor was attacked over the weekend while enjoying his time on the beach, sunbathing and playing in the waters off the Piedade beach near Recife, on Brazil’s north-east coast.

The scenes were something from a movie, the shark was lurking in the waters moving in for the striking bite, just as the lifeguards working on the beach told the 18-year-old to move closer to the shore.

Shark attack

From many people and reports following the horrific incident. Jose was warned and ordered by his mother to not set foot on the beach, following the disastrous shark attack back in April, when a tourist, 34-year-old lost their arm and a leg.

For the people who don’t like blood, look away this may not be for you. A bystander at the accident recorded the shocking incident, highlighting the moment other holidaymakers pulled Jose from the sea before emergency crews arrived.

The youngster lies lifeless and unresponsive on the wet sand, gasping for every last bit of air his body can. The concerned public helpers hold Jose’s head telling him to ‘keep breathing’.

While others lift his leg’s in a desperate last effort and attempt to keep him alive. An ambulance flew to the scene, taking Jose to the hospital, Jose reportedly suffered two heart attacks from the trauma of the attack and now lays in a critical condition.

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Despite undergoing the emergency surgery, his penis and femur were ‘amputated’ by the power of the bite, which is believed to be a tiger shark, according to paramedics.

Jose’s mother Elisangela dos Anjos, 42, spoke to Brazil’s JC Online website, upset that he had gone to the beach without her knowing, she only knew about this after her son Ezequiel called her from the beach following the attack.

Shark 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.”
Jose Lays in the hospital now, with this mother by his side, hoping he makes a recovery.

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