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Brazilian pro surfer Ricardo dos Santos dies after being shot

UPDATED: Ricardo dos Santos, 24, was shot three times in the stomach and back yesterday morning and died despite a number of emergency surgeries. More than 100 bags of blood could not save his life. He died from a cardiac arrest after four consecutive surgeries, Surfer Today reported.

Ricardo Dos Santos has suffered multiple gun shot wounds after confronting a group of drug taking beach goers, apparently openly taking them near a group of playing children.

He suffered three shots to the abdomen hitting several vital organs and causing severe blood loss. Details are still hazy at this point but sources indicate that he is in hospital in a stable condition having undergone two bouts of surgery. According to Ricardo’s manager Andrei Malhardo “(Ricardo) suffered haemorrhage in the liver, spleen, intestine and the vein that carries the blood back to the heart. A second surgery stopped the bleeding in the vein.”

Outside magazine have reported that two suspects have been arrested one of which is said to be an off duty police officer.

Adriano De Souza has released a message through his social media channels saying that Dos Santos has lost a lot of blood and urges people to help by donating.

There have been many people wishing Ricardo a speedy recovery and we would like to join them. Let’s just hope that we get to see him surfing again because he rips.

Kate Webster
Kate Webster
Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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