If you’ve ever heard the term no-win situation and aren’t quite sure what it means, it’s this. Diving into the water to escape a giant swarm of bees is a perfectly sensible thing to do. The fact that the lake full of piranhas had other plans for you is out of your hands.
The incident unfolded on Sunday at a lake on a farm in a rural area of Brasilândia de Minas, local media reported.
According to the local fire department, the 30-year-old man and his two friends were fishing at the lake when they were attacked by a huge swarm of bees.
In an attempt to escape the bees, the three fishermen jumped into the lake. Two of the men managed to swim to safety, but their friend was nowhere to be found.
Officers managed to recovered the man’s body 4m from the shoreline after hours of searching.
The fire department reported the fish had “torn open several parts of the body and tore open the right side of the face”.