On Monday, March 6th, a teenager identified as Kaylane Timóteo Freitas was attacked by a shark at Piedade beach in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Greater Recife. This incident comes just a day after another teenager had his leg amputated due to a shark attack on the same beach.
Kaylane was rushed to a medical facility, where she underwent surgery and had part of her left arm amputated. Despite the severity of her injuries, she is reported to be in stable condition, conscious and oriented.
Marcelo Alves, the coordinator of Samu de Jaboatão, stated that the incident occurred near the Vila Alda building, approximately 500 meters from Igrejinha, where Sunday’s attack took place. He also added that the area has been restricted for swimming since 2021 due to the frequency of shark attacks.
This marks the third attack on the coast of Pernambuco since February 20th, when a surfer was bitten on Praia Del Chifre in Olinda. Despite warnings and restrictions, some individuals continue to enter the water, putting themselves at risk.
The situation has prompted concerns about the safety of beachgoers, and authorities are urging people to stay out of the water until further notice. It is crucial that people respect the restrictions put in place to prevent further incidents from occurring.
The authorities are investigating the incident, and it remains to be seen what steps will be taken to ensure the safety of those who frequent the beaches of Pernambuco. Shark attacks are rare, but they can be deadly, and it is essential that beachgoers take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Posted by JR