A TOURIST’S head discovered inside a shark’s abdomen in Egypt has led specialists to imagine the person was “straightforward prey” because the monster doubtless killed two others.
Following the assault, native man Mohammed took to a Russian Telegram channel to talk of his terrifying rescue try.
He mentioned: “After I swam as much as the person, the water was filled with blood.
“Then I noticed that he not had a hand.
“After which a shark appeared.
“I instantly realised that he couldn’t be rescued. There was a lady within the water too.
“[She was] in full shock.
“I used to be capable of pull her out of the water and produce her to shore, then instantly swam again to the person.”
Nevertheless, marine biologists have now claimed the shark accountable for the horror assault might have been concerned in two different incidents final summer time.
Popov’s physique was reportedly examined by forensic specialists at a morgue in Hurghada, who claimed he was “disfigured and with many elements lacking”.
The shark is claimed to have torn his head off, disfigured his face and separated physique elements that had been retrieved from the ocean.
It was additionally reported the beast ripped aside his chest and ate elements of the stomach and fingers.
Egyptian information Al Arabiya claimed Popov’s stays, together with his head and hand, had been discovered contained in the dissected slain shark.
A spokesman from the morgue mentioned: “The physique of the deceased won’t be handed over to his household till the forensic medication has accomplished its procedures that serve the course of the investigation of the incident.”
The post-mortem is ongoing.
Dmitry Orlov, a marine biologist and dive operator within the Pink Sea, suspected the identical shark killed two vacationers final 12 months and was pregnant.
In July, a 68-year-old Austrian vacationer Elisabeth Sauer was snorkelling when she was attacked within the water.
And a second sufferer, a Romanian vacationer, was eaten alive simply 650ft away.
Orlov mentioned: “I believe that this tiger shark was pregnant.
“Final 12 months there was a pregnant tiger shark.
“She turned pregnant once more and since she can’t absolutely chase fish for bizarre prey, she once more got here, remembering a spot the place there was straightforward prey.”
The geographically associated assaults come after a 37-year-old tourist was ambushed by a shark at a Pink Sea resort in 2021.
The person was parasailing when he instantly started to graze the ocean.
A shark then leapt from the water and chomped his leg – with the vacationer miraculously not getting dragged beneath the water.
He was left with critical accidents from the assault.