A tourist, 68years Egypt based Austrian woman, has died after an attack by a shark at Sahl Hasheesh, a popular bay on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, close to Sharm El Sheikh.
A large crowd watched the drama unfold, but no one was seen entering the water to help the woman, Instead, people filmed and Russian tourists complained of lack of life guards and rescuers.
A witness said, “People are rushing out of the sea, no ambulance, no one’s helping her. She’s got no arm up to her elbow.”
Another witness said, “The shark grabbed her and twisted her around and blood was seen in the water as the woman struggles but there wasn’t any rescuer to help her.”
“She was left to fight off the shark on her own, she made it to the shore alive but later died in an ambulance from shock,” she added.
Egyptian outlets and a Russian news agency, RIA Novosti, confirmed the death of the tourist.
Following the attack, swimming, diving, snorkelling and fishing from the Sahl Hasheesh area to Makadi Bay was prohibited for three days, said local reports.