Boy, 12, and tour guide lose limbs in shark attack

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Boy, 12, and tour guide lose limbs in shark attack
SHARM EL SHIEKH: The area is popular with divers. CREDIT: Pxfuel

Boy, 12, and a tour guide lost limbs in a shark attack in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt,

SURGEONS were unable to save the young tourist’s arm and the female tour guide lost a leg in the attack. They both remain in intensive care, according to the Ukranian government.

The terrifying incident occurred at the weekend when the Ukrainian holidaymaker and his mother were snorkelling with the guide in Ras Mohammed national park, popular with divers.

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Initial investigations suggest an Oceanic Whitetip shark, measuring around two metres long, was involved in the attack.

The area has been closed off to the public while inquiries continue and a safety assessment is carried out.

There have not been any serious reports of shark attacks in the Red Sea area of Egypt since 2010 when a tourist was fatally wounded and others were injured.



 

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