Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos shot dead

An off-duty police officer has shot dead the popular Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos outside his home.
Mr. Dos Santos, who was 24, was shot three times on Monday when he confronted the officer and another man.
He underwent four operations before dying in hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Dos Santos gained prominence after knocking 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater out of an event in 2012. He was known as a daring tube rider who had won international surfing awards.