Skip to comments.Tourist dies in Egypt shark attack after beaches reopened following two earlier maulings
Posted on 12/05/2010 6:21:31 PM PST by george76
A GERMAN woman tourist has been killed in the third shark attack in a week at Egypt's popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Mohammed Salem, director of South Sinai Conservation, said the woman died after a shark attacked her while she was snorkelling in Naama Bay, only one day after Sharm el-Sheikh reopened its beaches following two other attacks in which Russians were mauled.
Government conservation experts said on Friday they captured two sharks, an oceanic whitetip and a mako, which they believed had mauled two Russian women swimmers last Tuesday and Wednesday.
The resort's mayor, Gamal al-Mahdi, said the beaches were reopened after authorities deemed there was no further threat off the coast, which attracts between three and four million tourists a year.
However, an Egyptian NGO warned on Saturday that at least one of the sharks thought to be behind the attacks was still at large.
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They’re gonna need a bigger boat! :-O
Why on earth did they reopen the beaches so soon??
That is just so sad. I read this earlier somewhere else. Can you imagine the horror of losing someone you love, then trying to get the body back home, etc? My prayers are with the victim’s family in Deutschland.
“Why on earth did they reopen the beaches so soon??”
“I’ve-... I’ve lost my chum.”
Yes, all sad. That said. . .am having a hard time, imagining anyone’s ‘comfort level’ in decision to snorkle/dive et al.. .in ANY area, where just prior, two other people encountered a ‘worst nightmare’ scenario.
Oceanic WT are frequently seen in Hawaii, but only out in deep water, often following Pilot whale pods looking for scraps. Aggressive and curious fish unfortunately..........
Have you ever been to Egypt? It was Allah's will that the tourist died. Reopen the beach. If more tourists die it is because Allah wills it. No joke.
Some people believe what ever the people in charge tell them. It is a mind set that is fostered from birth in some countries, sadly it has been so in the USA now for about 40 years. Our kids are told to believe what ever the government tells them. I would imagine this woman and who ever else was out there swimming simply took the word of the people in charge that the sharks were all gone.
But the shark is a Fish Of Peace.
“The resort’s mayor, Gamal al-Mahdi, said the beaches were reopened after authorities deemed there was no further threat off the coast, which attracts between three and four million tourists a year.”
Mayor of the Year!
They probably didn’t even know about those previous shark attacks. Not all Germans are freepers! lol. Poor thing, eaten by a shark, ugh. Das ist nicht gut! sehr schrecklich!
Seriously, I feel so bad about that. Ugh, you’re in Egypt and then you have to find a way to get what’s left of Mutti back to the Fatherland. I’m going to have nightmares about this shark attack.
Inshallah rules the day.
Just happens because they were not in burkas while bathing.
MadMo sent that shark!
UK - BBC reporting that some Hotels have broken the law on feeding and spearing fish - which attracts sharks.
That said, have been to Australia and loved it (and did not go near a croc.) ;^)
It is sad. . .people 'do' believe; and tend not to question. One can find oneself - or lose oneself - simply because a sign was mis/displaced; or warning coulda/shoulda/woulda been there/.
We really must be 'self-reliant' and have the gifts of critical thinking. Certainly, a virtue that is NOT being taught/shared these days at least 'at large' in Liberal Land. . .
I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, but with the long flight, the funnelweb spider, box jellyfish, all of those nasty poisonous snakes and crocodiles, i think i might pass on it. I’m rather unlucky. I enjoy Deutschland in August. That’s enough adventure for me. lol.
Sounds good. Getting out of one's 'box' is all it takes - and that can even be 'by book' of course; sans ticket.
Truth is, as bad as these things are - critters, et al; the reality is; if one reads what is lurking in our own back yard; it might serve as a warning. . .at least to visitors./lol