Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Day Chaos, Piranha's Attack 70 Swimmers in Argentina.

Red belly piranha (Pic:Getty Images)
Red belly piranha (Pic:Getty Images)
A group of men, women and children were victims of a horrifying piranha attack on Christmas Day in the Parana River in Rosario, Argentina.

Reports are 60 to 70 people were injured, including children who were swimming in the river to cool down from the heat.

Thousands of swimmers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when swimmers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet.  Swimmers raced out of the water bleeding from wounds and shouting for help while the parents of children in the water rushed to their aid to drag them to safety.

A paramedic described the disturbing scene: some children had lost entire fingers and toes in the fish attack.    A seven-year-old girl lost part of one of her fingers. Other swimmers suffered deep cuts to their ankles, fingers and hands.

The attack, blamed on a piranha cousin called palometas, was the most serious of its kind in the city since 2008 when 40 swimmers were hurt.

The meat-eating fish are reported to have been attracted to the coast by bait left by local fishermen.

A local government spokesman described the attack as a rarity.

Post is by Jason Mansfield: Paranormal Investigator with Paranormal Studies of Arkansas found at, Voice Over Artist for several Paranormal Radio Shows, Film maker at Binary Entertainment, Folklorist, Writer, & Legend Hunter

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