Brothers Islands, Egypt shark attack videographer sets the record straight

Brothers Islands Egypt shark attack videographer sets the record straight

A recent video of a shark attack filmed at Brothers Island, Egypt has gone viral in the dive community. Dan White, who filmed the incident, never intended for the video to be released. (The linked video is an edited copy. Mr. White’s YouTube channel was suspended after he filed multiple copyright infringements with the company. The article will be updated once Mr. White decides how to proceed.) The advanced open water diver shared the video with his dive guide but the clip eventually made its way onto Facebook. White was…

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Videos: Two Divers attacked by sharks at same location in Egypt

Video still of a scuba diver bitten by a shark in Egypt

Updated November 13, 2018 Two videos have been shared showing the moment sharks attack divers in Egypt. Both divers were bitten while off Brothers Island in the Red Sea. The islands have about 12 possible dives sites where divers can encounter a variety of shark species including the oceanic whitetip, grey reef, hammerheads and silvertip sharks. Alexander Kraenkl was scuba diving the site June 2018, when he had an encounter with an oceanic whitetip shark. He had been diving for 50 minutes when, on ascent, he spotted a the shark…

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Tourist killed by shark in Egypt

A tourist has been killed by a shark in Egypt. The body of a man identified as Petr Blesk was recovered August 3 on Marsa Alam Beach. City council chairman General Atef Wagdy told international news agency AFP the 42-year-old died as “a result of an attack by a shark.” Around 3 p.m. the auto mechanic and his family went to a pier leading to deep water from Calimera Habiba beach. “We were all going to bathe. I waited with the little one (their 7-year-old daughter) when the lifeguard brought…

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Tourist bitten by a shark Marsa Alam, Egypt

A tourist has been bitten by a shark off the resort town of Marsa Alam, Egypt. Christine Schachinger, who was visiting from Austria, was snorkeling with a group the morning of August 5 in the Red Sea. An Oceanic whitetip shark was spotted in the water and an alarm was sounded. As the snorkelers were exiting the water, the shark bit Schachinger on her right side just above the hip. The 20-year-old was taken to a private hospital in Marsa Alam for surgery and was listed in good condition. She…

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Man Bitten by a Shark in the Red Sea

A man has been bitten by a shark in the Red Sea. Amr Abdel Kader (Qader, Qadar) was swimming near the Red Sea city of Ain Sokhna at Marina Beach Valley Dome on Saturday. The popular resort city is around 74 miles (120km) East of Cairo. The 23-year-old student was bitten on the left leg and suffered a severe injury. The Suez governor Ahmed Helmi El-Hiatmi said the bite occurred while Mr. Kader was swimming “six kilometers offshore”, which is almost 4 miles offshore. Mr. Kader appears to have been…

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Swimmer dies from shark bite

A 52-year-old* German man was swimming in the Red Sea March 21, when he was attacked by a shark. The incident took place off Al-Qusair, Egypt where the unidentified man was snorkeling near the bay of Coraya. A suspected mako shark charged the man and severed his foot. A witness in a zodiac boat saw the incident occur and went to aid the victim. He saw the shark pull the man under the water and then drug him around 100 yards. Once the victim surfaced, the man in the zodiac…

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