*Graphic*Tourist bitten by a shark in the Red Sea


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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