A Russian national lost his life in a tragic incident on Thursday when he was attacked by a shark in one of Egypt’s Red Sea resorts.
The Egyptian and Russian authorities have confirmed the unfortunate news.
Ongoing investigation into tiger shark attack
The Egyptian Ministry of the Environment has confirmed that the man was attacked by a tiger shark in the waters near the city of Hurghada.
Faced with this unprecedented event, authorities have taken safety measures by closing a 74-kilometer stretch of coastline and limiting it until Sunday.
Caught the shark responsible for the attack
Authorities later reported that the shark responsible for the unusual attack has been captured and is being tested in a lab to determine the causes of this tragic incident.
More information is expected as the investigation progresses.
Unknown victim’s identity
Although the Russian consulate in Hurghada has confirmed the victim’s Russian nationality, his name has not been released.
Authorities continue to work on communication with the family and associated procedures.
The incident captured on video on the Internet
Video circulating on social media apparently shows the attack, in which a man struggles in the water before being repeatedly attacked by a shark that surrounds him and eventually drags him to the bottom.
The images are shocking and have caused quite a stir online.
Rare shark attacks in the Red Sea
Shark attacks are rare in the coastal areas of the Red Sea. In 2022, however, there were two deadly attacks in Hurghada in a short time, killing an Austrian and a Romanian tourist.
Local authorities have taken measures to ensure the safety of visitors to the region.
Red Sea – a popular tourist destination
Tourist destinations on Egypt’s Red Sea, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, are known for their beautiful beaches and attract many European tourists.
Divers are drawn to the offshore coral reefs, which are home to a diverse and colorful marine life.
Reactivation of the tourism sector in Egypt
Egypt has been working to revitalize its important tourism sector, which has been hit by political instability, the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
The country has implemented security and promotional measures to re-attract visitors and ensure safe and enjoyable experiences at its tourist destinations.
Tiger sharks and attacks on humans
Tiger sharks are large species found in tropical and temperate waters. According to the International Shark Attack File, these animals are known to be involved in unprovoked attacks on humans. It is important to understand the nature and behavior of these species to ensure the safety of humans in marine environments.
Authorities continue to investigate this tragic incident and additional measures are expected to be taken to prevent future shark attacks in Egypt’s Red Sea coastal area.