Woman Killed by Shark in Egypt’s Red Sea

The shark attacks happening in Egypt sound like something out of the movie Jaws.  Several people have been injured and in critical condition, but one woman killed. The beaches were closed and sharks have been killed that were believed to be the culprits. Unfortunately, they are not certain that they are the only sharks responsible and alerts are still in tact.

According to CNN, the 70-year old German woman died Sunday after being attacked while snorkeling.  She was killed in the waters off Sharm el-Sheikh, where tourists come by the thousands to enjoy the clear waters surrounding the Hyatt Regency resort.  On Monday, the UK Foreign Office gave this statement on its website read: “Attacks by oceanic white tip sharks are extremely rare and shark attacks of any kind are very unusual in the Red Sea. If you are considering diving or snorkeling in any of the Red Sea resorts be aware that safety standards of diving operators can vary considerably.”

Since the incidents of shark attacks are so rare, it’s believed that there may be foul play afoot.  Jochen Van Lysebettens, general operations manager of the Red Sea Diving College told CNN that dead sheep had been found in the water.  There’s no way of them getting there, but that would suggest that possibly someone is responsible for drawing the sharks there.

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