Two shark attacks recorded in 24 hours off the Brazilian coast

The most recent attack occurred last Monday, when a young woman was bitten by a shark on several parts of her body and had one of her arms amputated, according to Recife Restoration Hospital.

The attack took place less than 500 meters from Sunday’s attack, in an incident on Piedade beach in the municipality of Jaboatão. guara raps.

These two attacks have brought the number of injuries from shark bites in the Recife metropolitan area to three in the past two weeks.

The first attack occurred in the neighboring community of Olinda on Feb. 20, when a shark attacked a surfer who had survived the animal’s bites.

The Regional Committee for Monitoring Shark Incidents (CEMIT, for its acronym in Portuguese) told EFE that experts from the organization had “analyzed” the two cases and the “closeness” of recent attacks.

The agency noted that the 36-kilometer beach between the municipalities of Olinda and Jaboatão dos Guararapes, which runs through the region’s capital, Recife, has been declared a “critical situation” and is “at risk of another attack”.

Pernambuco Governor Raquel Lyra visited three survivors of the attacks who had been admitted to the same reference hospital on Monday and announced measures to “take action”, starting with the resumption of scientific studies suspended since 2015.

Despite shark attack warning signs at 150 sites in the Greater Recife area, people continue to visit the sites and many are taking to sea despite the warnings.

The state of Pernambuco, of which Recife is the capital, has recorded 77 shark attacks since 1992, 10 of them in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, about 550 kilometers off the mainland coast.

Source: EFE

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