In a tragic incident in Bolivia, a drunken teenager jumped into a river, only to be eaten alive by piranhas. The boy jumped off a canoe, near the town of Rosario del Yata, 400 miles north of the country's capital, La Paz, according to Daniel Cayaya, local police official.

The incident is believed to have been a suicide because the young man, who bled to death, was a fisherman who knew the river well, according to The Huffington Post. Word of the incident emerged early this week when it was reported on the local Erbol radio station.

While it is rare for flesh-eating piranhas to attack humans, 15 swimmers were bitten over the weekend at the Daveron beach on the Paraguay River in Brazil.