Teen Commits 'Suicide by Piranha'
Bolivian leaps into river swarming with flesh-eating fish
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2011 12:40 AM CST
Red-bellied piranhas are up to 14 inches long and have razor-sharp teeth.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – An 18-year-old Bolivian picked a bizarre and gruesome way to commit suicide, police say. The intoxicated teen jumped out of his canoe into a stretch of river infested with piranhas and bled to death after suffering dozens of bites, the Sun reports. Police believe the death was suicide because the teen was a fisherman who knew the river well and was aware that it was swarming with the flesh-eating fish at this time of year. Earlier this year, piranhas attacked 100 beachgoers in Brazil.

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Redhorn
Dec 9, 2011 8:59 PM CST
He just wanted to get on Newser, Congrats bud.
Scaramouche
Dec 9, 2011 10:46 AM CST
No one picks a way out like that unless there's a surreal amount of guilt prompting their decision. He did something BAD and couldn't live with it.
miamisun
Dec 8, 2011 5:06 PM CST
Very bad decision buddy