Jose Ernestor da Silva was swimming off Piedade beach in the city of Recife on Sunday when he was attacked by the predator. According to local media, the teenager received serious injuries to his waist and genitalia, and had to have his leg amputated. The 18-year old passed away on Monday, Paraiba.com reports.
The incident is the second such attack in the area in recent months. On April 15, a man lost a hand and part of his leg when he was bitten in waist-high water near Piedade beach. Investigations into the both attacks are understood to be ongoing.