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Tourist dies in Egypt shark attack after beaches reopened following two earlier maulings
AFP ^ | December 06, 2010

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; Russia
KEYWORDS: ar; egypt; redsea; sharkattack; sharkattacks; sharks; sharksattack; sharmelsheikh; thirdsharkattack

1 posted on 12/05/2010 6:21:35 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

They’re gonna need a bigger boat! :-O

Why on earth did they reopen the beaches so soon??


2 posted on 12/05/2010 6:34:19 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: george76

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.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 6:45:17 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: Gapplega

“Why on earth did they reopen the beaches so soon??”

$$$$$$$$


4 posted on 12/05/2010 6:46:36 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: george76

“I’ve-... I’ve lost my chum.”


5 posted on 12/05/2010 6:53:28 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Gapplega

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.


6 posted on 12/05/2010 7:19:42 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: george76
Unusual for an Oceanic WT and Mako to be coming into shallow, snorkeling depth water. They are primarily pelagic (deep water)fish.

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..........

7 posted on 12/05/2010 7:21:27 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: pillut48
Why on earth did they reopen the beaches so soon??

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.

8 posted on 12/05/2010 7:25:43 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: cricket

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.


9 posted on 12/05/2010 7:29:49 PM PST by calex59
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To: george76
A GERMAN woman tourist has been killed in the third shark attack in a week

But the shark is a Fish Of Peace.

10 posted on 12/05/2010 7:52:13 PM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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To: george76; a fool in paradise

Muzzie sharks!


11 posted on 12/05/2010 7:53:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76

“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!


12 posted on 12/05/2010 7:58:30 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: cricket

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.


13 posted on 12/05/2010 8:22:15 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: missnry

Inshallah rules the day.


14 posted on 12/05/2010 8:56:11 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Muzzie sharks!


15 posted on 12/05/2010 8:59:24 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: george76

Just happens because they were not in burkas while bathing.

MadMo sent that shark!


16 posted on 12/05/2010 9:19:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

UK - BBC reporting that some Hotels have broken the law on feeding and spearing fish - which attracts sharks.


17 posted on 12/05/2010 11:51:36 PM PST by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: Gapplega
Yes, nightmare stuff and for me, not only invited by shark attacks; but tourist getting dragged down by crocodiles in Australia (since that were the pathetically gruesome tourist meets croc stories come from./sigh/

That said, have been to Australia and loved it (and did not go near a croc.) ;^)

18 posted on 12/06/2010 4:58:55 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: george76

RIP.


19 posted on 12/06/2010 6:44:03 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: calex59
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.

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. . .

20 posted on 12/06/2010 6:24:05 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: cricket

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.


21 posted on 12/06/2010 6:41:55 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: Gapplega
. . .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

22 posted on 12/06/2010 7:53:04 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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