Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fatal Shark Attack in Brazil Captured on Video

Fatal shark attack in Recife, Brazil. . 
On Monday, July 22, 2013, an 18-year-old tourist, Bruna Silva Gobbi, was killed while swimming at Boa Biagem beach located in the northeaster Brazilian city of Recife.

The victim was on a family holiday from Sao Paolo and she was swimming with her cousin when they both got caught in a rip current.  As lifeguards began to close in on both drowning victims, Ms. Gobbi was then attacked by either a tiger or bull shark.

The chaotic scene was being filmed and the top video below shows the moment that the victim is attacked by the shark.  In a truly sad image, you see a large splash as the shark hits followed by a large pool of blood in the water.  Lifeguards were not deterred from completing their rescue and they were able to get to the victim along with her cousin and transport them to shore with the aid of a personal water craft.

RIP Bruna Silva Gobbi
In the second video (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC), it shows the severity of Ms. Gobbi's injuries as rescuers take her off the beach and being treatment to her severely injured leg.

Ms. Gobbi underwent surgery to have her leg amputated by she died shortly afterwards.

The coastal waters off Recife is home to many aggressive sharks and is considered to be one of the most dangerous places in the world to swim.  There have been a total of 58 shark attacks in the last 21 years at Recife and 28 have been fatal.

Videos by Lima249 on LIveleak.
*EDIT*07/29/2013: Video: View from the Beach of the July 2013 Recife Brazil Fatal Shark Attack