A teenager was attacked by a Shark while at a beach in Brazil and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Reports state that 14-year-old Kaylane Timóteo Freitas was at the beach in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Greater Recife on Monday, March 6, 2023, when the teen suffered from a shark attack that left a huge chunk of the minor’s right thigh missing. The teen was taken to an ICU in Samu via helicopter in the neighbourhood of Derby, the central area of Recife.
Freitas, after making it to the hospital, went through a vascular surgery done by traumatology specialists, and the teen’s condition was declared serious.
In the video, the teenager can be seen lying on the sandy beach with concerned onlookers all around. A male in a red shirt was tending to the wounded teenager who seemed to be in a lot of pain.
It was reported that the area, which has seen an increase in shark attacks, was restricted to the public. In an address issued by Cemit (Committee for Monitoring Incidents with Sharks) last Sunday, it was stated, “The prohibition, since 1999, is for sports, diving and swimming, but since July 2021, the place is also prohibited for sea bathing, after the issuance of a municipal decree”
It was also stated that this particular incident was the 15th such case that has been recorded at the beach.
Watch the video below: