An Austrian woman died of terror and fear after a shark approached her while she was swimming in the waters of the Red Sea in Egypt.
Official Egyptian sources revealed to Al Arabiya.net that one of the major private hospitals in the city of Hurghada, on the Red Sea coast in southern Egypt, received on Friday evening a 68-year-old Austrian named Elizabeth Squire, who resides in the city and is married to an Egyptian, as she was fighting death. She was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation without responding until she took her last breath.
She added that the woman was shocked and terrified as a shark approached her while she was swimming in the water in Hurghada, noting that the body was taken to the hospital morgue and the prosecution was notified, which took over the investigation.
Two years ago, a shark attacked 3 people, including tourists, on the shores of the Red Sea, south of Sinai in Egypt.
The Ministry of Environment stated that three people were attacked by a shark while practicing surface swimming near the Shark Reef diving area in Ras Mohammed Nature Reserve, which resulted in injuries.
It revealed that the attacking shark is an oceanic white-fin shark, estimated at about two meters in size, and is aggressive towards humans.