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forwarded by AAF Correspondent: "Felix from Brazil"
from The Associated Press
|Tiger Shark Attacks Surfer
in Recife -Brazil
Saturday, May 1, 1999
ocurred at Boa Viagem beach in Recife in the afternoom Saturday (labor
day) May 01. It happened one hundred meters from the beach when the surfer
was surfing with two friends. The two and a half meters shark bit his right
leg , and was beaten off by the injured man, Charles Barbosa Pires, 21
years old. Its turned back and bit again, cutting his left and right hands.
The man was saved by three lifeguards, one of whom said what the attack
was made by two sharks.
Mr. Pires required surgery on Saturday night, and will be in the hospital for more one week.