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Shark attack in Egypt: Munich native describes the chaotic situation - "He's still in the bay!"

2022-07-08T03:01:00.521Z

Shark attack in Egypt: Munich native describes the chaotic situation - "He's still in the bay!" Created: 07/08/2022 04:48 By: Tom Offinger Two deadly shark attacks overshadow holiday mood in Egypt. Local authorities seem to be groping in the dark, unable to get hold of the dangerous animal. Sahl Hasheesh - The Red Sea around Hurghada in Egypt is a popular travel destination for millions of hol



Shark attack in Egypt: Munich native describes the chaotic situation - "He's still in the bay!"

Created: 07/08/2022 04:48

By: Tom Offinger

Two deadly shark attacks overshadow holiday mood in Egypt.

Local authorities seem to be groping in the dark, unable to get hold of the dangerous animal.

Sahl Hasheesh - The Red Sea around Hurghada in Egypt is a popular travel destination for millions of holidaymakers year after year.

The happy mood on the beaches has been dampened for a few days: two deadly shark attacks overshadow the summer paradise and distract the tourists from their well-deserved vacation.

Despite all the efforts of the Egyptian authorities, the danger is far from over - while the fear of the Germans present continues to grow.

Egypt shark attack kills two women in Red Sea

Dark clouds have been hanging over the beaches of Sahl Hasheesh (near Hurghada) since last Friday (July 1st) - despite the warm summer temperature of 38 degrees Celsius.

Two women, including an Austrian Greens politician, died in the Red Sea after being attacked by a shark.

According to experts, the animal can be assigned to the genus of the oceanic whitetip shark, but no one has a precise explanation as to why the animal dares to come so close to the beaches.

The beach section was then closed, but since Tuesday (July 5th) at least the neighboring bathing sections have been open to holidaymakers again.

Munich resident reports: "Hai is still in the bay"

A woman from Munich, who is currently spending her vacation in Sahl Hasheesh, describes the current development on the Red Sea in an interview with the

BILD

newspaper: "Of course, the mood is subdued here, we also have the feeling that some have left.

Some also go to Hurghada to go swimming there.”

She doesn't feel safe, because the Egyptian authorities have yet to give the all-clear.

"The shark is probably still in the bay and they're not catching it.

The Egyptians search with divers and probably also with submarines.

But it's a needle in a haystack," says the Munich resident.

Holidaymakers wonder if the Egyptians don't have the right technology, since the search for the shark takes so long: "Because they [the local authorities;

Note d.

Red.

] are certain that the shark is still in the bay.”

Shark attack in Egypt: mixed feelings among German holidaymakers

While the mood in Egypt is visibly dampened by the tragic events, many German holidaymakers are waiting at the airports for their departure to the holiday region.

Many travel to North Africa with mixed feelings.

"We'll go into the shallow water, but I'm not sure whether we'll snorkel," a passenger at Munich Airport told

BILD.

"I'm a diver and I know how unlikely it is to be attacked by a shark.

Sharks are very shy and, statistically, attacks are very unlikely,” emphasizes another holidaymaker.

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An official travel warning for the region around Sahl Hasheesh has not yet been issued.

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Source: merkur

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