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 14 comments Comments 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.