A Shark Attack in Egypt’s Red Sea: Horrifying Footage Captures Fatal Encounter
In a shocking video that has been circulating online, the last moments of a man swimming in Egypt’s Red Sea are captured as a vicious shark attack unfolded in front of horrified onlookers. The clip, which we have chosen not to show, began circulating online on Thursday, June 8, from the resort city of Hurghada. In the video, a man treads water while a shark continues to attack him, biting him several times. At one point, the shark pulls the man upside down, forcing both of his legs above the surface in a headstand formation.
The woman who recorded the scene can do nothing but gasp as the man screams out in pain for help. Finally, in what appears to be one final strike, the shark pounces on the man’s upper torso and forces him under the surface. It is believed that the attack was from a tiger shark, and the man died from his injuries. A statement from The Ministry of Environment has confirmed the same.
As a result of the attack, a massive stretch of the beach has been closed until at least Sunday. This incident has sent shockwaves across the world, with many people expressing outrage and concern over the safety of visitors to Egypt’s beaches. For some, this video may serve as a stark reminder of the inherent dangers that exist in the ocean, particularly when dealing with predators like sharks. In light of this tragic event, it is important to remember some basic safety tips to ensure that you stay safe while swimming in the ocean.
Shark attacks are rare, but they do happen. In 2020, there were a total of 129 shark attacks worldwide, with ten being fatal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has listed a few tips to help reduce the risk of a shark attack:
1. Avoid swimming in areas where sharks are known to congregate, such as near schools of fish or near fishing boats.
2. Avoid swimming in areas where sharks are known to feed, such as areas where seals or sea lions are present.
3. Avoid swimming in areas where there is poor visibility, such as murky waters, or swimming at dawn or dusk when sharks are most active.
4. Stay in groups. Sharks are less likely to attack a group of people than a lone swimmer.
5. If you see a shark, remain calm and slowly back away. Do not thrash around or panic, as this may attract the shark.
6. Do not swim in areas where there are signs of a shark attack, such as schools of fish jumping out of the water or birds diving into the water.
7. Do not wear shiny jewelry or brightly colored clothing, as this may attract sharks.
In conclusion, while this shark attack in Egypt’s Red Sea serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers that exist in the ocean, it is important to remember that these incidents are rare. By following some basic safety tips, you can greatly reduce the risk of a shark attack and enjoy your time in the ocean safely. Always be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.