I always wanted to use "peninsula" in that context.
But geez, can't figure out how the shark nipped his junk if he had been wearing his shorts.
The incident occurred on Piedade beach near Recife on the central coast.
Rescuers tried to stem the gushing blood with tourniquets. In a graphic video posted online, the crowd urges da Silva to breath.
En route to hospital, the stricken young man suffered two heart attacks and was listed in critical condition.
Experts believe the predator was likely a tiger shark.