French Diver Killed By Shark In Egypt

Not much to take from this besides everyone should know how to make a tourniquet if you come across a victim of a shark attack or any other large wound…our condolences to the family.

Marsa Alam in Egypt.

As reported on www.reuters.com

CAIRO, June 2 (Reuters) – A shark attacked and killed a French tourist diving in a remote site off Egypt’s Red Sea coast on Tuesday, in the first fatal shark attack in the Arab country since 2004, state media and a French embassy official said.

“I can confirm that there is one French citizen killed by a shark in the Red Sea south of Marsa Alam,” French embassy spokesman Jean-Marie Safa said.

The woman’s leg showed visible bite marks, and she likely bled to death before being lifted to the surface, Egyptian state news agency MENA quoted a medical source as saying.

Marsa Alam is a remote southern dive spot on the Red Sea coast frequented by tourists hoping to avoid the crowds at more popular sites in the Sinai peninsula, where tourists flock in large numbers for the colourful coral reefs.

“This very rarely happens. It seems that the victim aggravated the shark or presented it with food, which caused a change in the shark’s behaviour,” MENA quoted Amr Ali, the president of the Society for the Preservation of the Red Sea Environment, as saying.