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Hurghada Shark Attack Video: Russian man dies after being mauled by shark

BY Anas Shah Jun 12, 2023. 03:31 pm UPDATED: Jun 12, 2023. 03:31 pm

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According to Egyptian and Russian authorities, a Russian man died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of an Egyptian resort on the Red Sea.

The man was murdered on Thursday after being attacked by a tiger shark in the waters close to Hurghada, according to the Egyptian environment ministry. Authorities declared a 46-mile (74-km) section of the shoreline off-limits until Sunday and then closed it completely.

Later, the ministry announced that it had captured the shark and was studying it in a lab to try to understand the circumstances surrounding the unusual attack.

Online videos purporting to be of the incident show a man struggling around in the water before being attacked repeatedly by sharks that circle him before being pulled beneath.

A diver who arrived on the scene shortly after the assault claimed that after a lifeguard from a neighboring hotel sounded the alarm, people swam to the victim’s aid but were unable to save him in time.

The consulate warned Russian visitors to be cautious when swimming and to strictly abide by any swimming bans issued by local authorities in a statement posted on its official channel on the Telegram messaging app.

Shark attacks are uncommon along the Red Sea shore. But in 2022, shark attacks in Hurghada claimed the lives of two ladies — an Austrian and a Romanian — days apart.

In the Red Sea resort of Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt, tourists go snorkeling close to a beach.
Two women were killed by shark attacks in the Red Sea of Egypt.

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The Red Sea resort cities of Egypt, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, are well-known for having some of the nation’s best beaches and are well-liked by visitors from Europe. Divers are drawn to the coral reefs offshore because of their dramatic dropoffs and abundant, colorful marine life.

Egypt has worked hard in recent years to recover its critical tourism industry, which has been negatively impacted by years of political unrest, the coronavirus outbreak, and

 

 

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