Shark kills German woman off Egypt's coast
December 5th, 2010
09:50 PM ET

Shark kills German woman off Egypt's coast

A German woman died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in waters off Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in an area where three snorkelers were injured and two sharks were caught last week, officials said.

Egypt's tourism ministry has decided to close the Sharm el-Sheikh beach until the shark responsible for Sunday's attack is found, according to the nation's Interior Ministry.

Jochen Van Lysebettens, general operations manager of the Red Sea Diving College in Sharm el-Sheikh, said employees at the Hyatt Regency resort told him the attack happened about noon (5 a.m. ET) in a protected swim area off the resort. Van Lysebettens has three dive-instruction operations in the area, including one at the Hyatt Regency.


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  1. Mmmmm

    Any animal viciously attacking human beings aren't worth relocating. The animal should be killed, put down immediately. The shark's meat should be filet and bones grind for and used as an aphrodisiac...typical animal lovers save vicious dumb!

    December 5, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Austin Millbarge

      I think it's too late to try and impress them.

      December 6, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ed Bailey

    What went wrong with the 'protected swim area" statement. Oh, somebody forgot to tell the shark! Was that an advertising ploy without any teeth! Poor lady!

    December 6, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Austin Millbarge

      We mock what we don't understand.

      December 6, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jimmy

    The shark wanted something 2 eat

    December 6, 2010 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Austin Millbarge

      It's... "Soul Finger" by the Bar Kays

      December 6, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. buddah

    it will be surprising if a shark attacks someone in the hotel lobby but in the ocean it's natural why are in their territory?

    December 6, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Austin Millbarge

      I'm sorry I'm late, I had to attend the reading of a will. I had to stay till the very end, and I found out I received nothing... broke my arm.

      December 6, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. buddah

    sorry about your loss

    December 6, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Austin Millbarge

      It got me through high school.

      December 6, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Saeed Nassef

    I was just at that resort a couple months ago!! and i go there every year!

    December 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andreas Moser

    And some officials in Egypt can't think of anything better than to blame Israel (once again):

    December 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |