WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT The man unexpectedly had his leg ripped off in a horror accident after attempting to be the first to get off the ferry – as gruesome images show one of his shredded limbs
A man who jumped off a ferry in a bid to be the first off the boat had his leg ripped off after he slipped through a gap.
CCTV footage captured the moment he leapt a gate which seperated the cars from the ramp as the boat approached the port.
The man was captured walking down along the ramp in an attempt to be the first off, but before he could jump ashore, he slipped. As he fell into the narrow gap, he tried gabbing the edge of the wharf with his hands and pulling himself up onto the pier.
But as he was doing so, the ramp pinned his legs against the wall. Gruesome images show how one of his limbs is left a shredded, bloody mess, while the other is left with a deep cut. In another clip, the man was seen crying in agony on the pier as horrified passengers wailed at the stomach-churning scene.
The accident took place on the banks of the Tapajós River, one of the Amazon’s major tributaries, in Miritituba, Brazil, on the morning of Saturday, Feb 10.
Local media identified the victim as 27-year-old Luiz Henrique da Silva Pantoja. He was reportedly taken by speedboat to nearby Itaituba, where waiting emergency medics gave him first aid and took him to a local hospital.
It has also been reported that his left leg has been amputated. Local media say the local authorities are investigating the accident.
Another horror accident abroad happened at the weekend Spain when 14 thrill-seekers were injured after heavy winds caused a tree to fall on them as they rode a roller coaster at PortAventura World theme park.
Two of the casualties were airlifted to hospital and said to be in critical condition, while a further twelve were injured.
The theme park confirmed in a statement: “Some of the branches hit customers who were on the attraction Our emergency protocols were activated immediately.
“We are following the evolution of those hurt and offering all necessary support to the families.”