Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

70 people bitten by piranha-like fish while bathing off Argentine beach (graphic image in post)

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM
  • 36 Replies

70 people bitten by piranha-like fish while bathing off Argentine beach

Silvina Salinas / La Capital via EPA

A man holds up his injured foot in Rosario, Argentina,on Wednesday after at least 70 people were injured by carnivorous fish known as palometas in the Parana River. The fish are from the same family as piranhas.

A swarm of biting fish injured more than 70 people who were bathing at a popular beach in Argentina on Christmas, a medical official said on Thursday.

A 7-year-old girl had her finger partially amputated and dozens more suffered bite wounds on their extremities from the fish, a relative of the piranha called "palometas," said Federico Cornier, the director of emergency services in the city of Rosario. 

"This is not normal," Cornier said on television. "It's normal for there to be an isolated bite or injury, but the magnitude in this case was great ... this is an exceptional event."

The attack happened off the popular beaches of the Parana River near Rosario, 186 miles north of Buenos Aires, where many Argentines were seeking relief from a heat wave over the holiday.

by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM
2 moms liked this
Would you please put in your titles "Laura, don't look!" next time? Thanks.
Sekirei
by Sevrsaxhtharxxa on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM
2 moms liked this


Quoting LauraKW: Would you please put in your titles "Laura, don't look!" next time? Thanks.

Sorries... I did say graphic image <3 

LNLMommy
by Queen K on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

ouch!

soon2bmomof2grs
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Ouch. I wonder what was going on that caused so many attacks... Maybe just a 'feeding frenzy'?

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

 Ouch!

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM
1 mom liked this

That's the graphic image? Lol I was thinking there was going to be something really awful. 

That would suck and would be beyond scary. This chick doesn't get in water. Ever. Lol 

yourspecialkid
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

 Stay out of the water!!  This is gross and scary.

 

 

lovemymini
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Why would someone swim in water where these fish are?
OHgirlinCA
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

 How weird!

AdrianneHill
by Ruby Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM
What were fresh water fish doing in the ocean?
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)