THE tiger shark that was clubbed to loss of life after killing a vacationer on an Egyptian seashore has been despatched for an post-mortem.
Vacationers watched in horror as Popov was dragged underneath the water by the killer beast and witnesses reported his lifeless physique was toyed with for a harrowing two hours.
The lethal monster was then dragged ashore by fishermen and beaten to death in a savage revenge attack.
Egypt’s environmental ministry now have confirmed the shark’s physique will likely be examined by marine specialists wanting into the reason for its “irregular” behaviour.
Scientists will likely be testing to find out the doable causes of the assault and whether or not the shark is liable for killing different people.
Popov’s helpless dad Yury has advised of how he watched from the shore as his son desperately screamed “papa, papa” whereas the predator hunted him.
The distraught father saw his son being ripped apart by a shark “in 20 seconds” on the vacation scorching spot.
He advised native information sources: “We went to the seashore to chill out. My son was attacked by a shark, all of it occurred in seconds.
“This meat grinder occurred in 20 seconds, he was simply dragged underneath the water.”
The shell-shocked father added: “That is a completely ridiculous coincidence, as a result of it’s a protected seashore.
“There are ships and yachts round. It is by no means occurred there. They normally assault on wild seashores.
“It’s just a few type of evil destiny.”
One other witness stated: “All this occurred not removed from a descent into the ocean, subsequent to the ladder, utilized by everybody who went into the water.
“At one level, the shark appeared, and instantly bit this man. Rescuers noticed this and started to start out the boat.
“He tried to swim away from the shark, however he could not.”
An skilled diver from the realm, Sameh Mshaly, has claimed that shark assaults occur on the identical time annually due to livestock boats.
He wrote on Fb: “The shark that attacked the vacationer was frenzied, its weight loss program and pure feeding patterns disrupted due to these livestock boats.”
A spokesperson from the surroundings ministry, Essam Omaria, confirmed to The National that this can be the case.
He defined that shark behaviour adjustments when meals and waste is dumped from ships, significantly within the Pink Sea area.
Following the assault, footage exhibits the beast being hauled out of the ocean on a small boat in a web earlier than being dumped on the seashore and ferociously crushed.
The brutal video seems to indicate the animal to be alive because it writhed within the sand whereas a bunch of males hit it with golf equipment.
The carcass has now been handed over as researchers probe whether or not any human stays will likely be discovered to show it has killed earlier than.
Marine scientists additionally intend to determine whether or not the shark is said to 1 that “induced a number of earlier accidents”.
Right now, 46 miles of Pink Sea seashores have been closed amid fears of further attacks on beachgoers.
Yury stated he would cremate his son and return the ashes to Russia.
It comes after a 37-year-old tourist was ambushed by a shark at one other Pink Sea resort in Aqaba, Jordan, in June 2021.
The person was parasailing when he abruptly started to graze the ocean.
A shark then leapt from the water and chomped his leg – and the vacationer miraculously managed to not get dragged beneath the water.
He was left brutally bitten and sustained critical accidents from the assault.
And in July final yr, a tourist was mauled to death by a shark in Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt.
The 68-year-old snorkeler had apparently advised her companion she was simply going again into the water “for a second” earlier than being killed.
Her physique was pulled out of the ocean after being positioned on a reef, in line with horrified eyewitnesses.