Moment a German woman is savaged by a shark while diving in the Red Sea – before instructors pull her away to safety
- A tourist, 42, was attacked by an oceanic whitetip shark near Marsa Alam, Egypt
- She was rescued by her diving instructor and taken to hospital for stitches
- Diving has been banned in the area for three days by governor Amr Hanafi
A German woman was savaged by a shark while diving in the Red Sea before instructors pulled her away to safety.
Shocking footage shared yesterday shows the oceanic whitetip shark latch on to the woman, 42, in near Marsa Alam in Egypt.
The tourist was taken to hospital where she is recovering in a ‘stable condition’, according to the Governor for the Red Sea Amr Hanafi.
She was taken to the nearest hospital by five other divers and had a wound stitched on her left shoulder.
A 42-year-old German tourist was attacked by an oceanic whitetip shark near Marsa Alam in Egypt
The woman was taken to the nearest hospital by five other divers and had a wound stitched on her left shoulder (pictured)
In the video, the woman struggles as the shark thrashes while sinking its teeth into her.
One of the other divers tries to pull the woman free from the shark’s bite before the clip cuts out.
She was pulled out the water by her diving instructor, who stopped the shark twice as the other three divers got back into their boat.
Diving in the area has been banned for three days by Governor Hanafi, according to Masr Times.
Shocking footage shows the woman struggle as the shark thrashes while sinking its teeth into her
A ‘scientific committee’ has also been set up to investigate a possible ‘change in the behavior of the sharks’ in the area, reported Bild.
The Marsa Alam resort is famous for its shark-spotting and is a popular destination for tourists interested in the animals.
In 2018, a Czech tourist was killed in a shark attack just 12 miles north of the city.
Oceanic whitetip sharks have been known to attack humans in the past and can grow to a length of up to four meters.