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Egypt Experts survey site of shark attack in Red Sea

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Jun 2016
Egyptian security searches for sharks in the waters in which a German tourist fell victim to a shark
File Photo: Egyptian security searches for sharks in the water after a tourist fell victim to a shark attack in Sharm El-Sheikh 6 December, 2010 (Reuters)
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Egypt’s environment ministry formed a team of nature reserve researchers from Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh to survey the site where a man was injured in a shark attack between Ain El-Sokhna and Zaafarana-Wadi El-Doum in the Red Sea.

The shark attacked an Egyptian man who was swimming by a fishing boat six kilometres offshore in Ain Sokhna on Saturday, according to Suez governor Ahmed Helmi El-Hiatmi.

The experts, led by the head of the Central Administration for Biological Diversity, will conduct a "quick evaluation" of the situation and issue recommendations, the environment ministry said.

The shark was identified as a mako shark, according to the ministry.

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