A young boy and a tour guide have had their limbs ripped off in an horrific shark attack off the coast of Egypt in a popular tourist destination, Ras Mohammed National Park area of the Red Sea.
A 12-year-old boy, his mum and a tour guide exists among a group of six which faced attack by a shark. Attack took place as they snorkelled in the Red Sea on Sunday, according to local reports.
The group swam with a local guide. The swimming took place around the Ras Muhammud reef at Sharm-El-Sheikh. where the group mauled, according to Al Alrabiya.
Egypt’s Environment Ministry On Ras Mohammed National Park Incident
Egypt’s Environment Ministry said three people stood injured in the attack on Sunday.
Officials said the group urged to climb onto a coral reef to flee the attack.
But the shark continued mauling three of the swimmers. It included the child, the Ministry said.
They plucked from the water. Furthermore, they rushed to hospital where they got treated for their injuries, it added.
Officials said the shark believed to be a two-metre long oceanic whitetip.
Ukraine’s State Agency for Tourism Development said a 12-year-old national and his mother attacked.
Surgeons had tried to re-attach the boy’s arm. However, it could not be saved, a statement said according to Unian.
A diver who had worked nearby the attack site that day had shown a video to the Ministry. It composed of a similarly-sized female shark acting aggressively.
Officials closed the area of Ras Mohammed National Park where the attack took place.
There has a string of attacks along that stretch of coastline in recent years.
In December 2010, a series of people faced attacks by sharks in shallow waters at Sharm-El-Sheikh.
Three Russians and one Ukrainian were seriously injured within minutes of each other in one incident.
Four days later a German woman killed in another attack.
The attacks had a disastrous effect on the local tourism industry.
Officials stunned by the ‘unprecedented’ series of attacks. Additionally, they launched an investigation.
Theories included concerns overfishing in the area influenced the sharks to desperation. However, animal carcasses also dumped in the waters so it might be one of the reason. All these factors might attract the predators.
Fatal attacks by oceanic whitetips seems rare.
However they have implicated in attacks on shipwreck survivors.
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