Piranha attack in Brazil: child loses little toe in Goiás lake

The 10-year-old boy was in the shallow part of the lake when he began screaming and was rescued by family members. The victim receives a prosthesis for his toe.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 10-year-old child lost a little toe after being attacked by a piranha in a lake in Goiás state.

The family was spending the holiday in Brisas Lake (Lago das Brisas) , a tourist spot in Buriti Alegre, in the south of Goiás, when the attack happened on the first day of the year (1/1).

According to the report of the father of the child to the G1 portal, his son was swimming in the shallow part of the lake when he started screaming. When he ran to rescue the boy, he . . .

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