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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

The attacks 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.

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