Body parts of Russian tourist found in shark after it was beaten to death
Russian tourist Vladimir Popov, 23, has been confirmed as the victim of a shark attack near Hurghada in Egypt last week. Popov was swimming in the Red Sea with his girlfriend when he was seen in bone-chilling footage being attacked and dragged underwater by a tiger shark. Despite screams for help, other beachgoers were unable to intervene and the shark was later caught and beaten to death on the shore. Specialists examining the animal’s remains confirmed Popov’s body parts were found in its intestines. Popov’s father, Yury, said he and his son had gone to the beach to relax, adding that he considered the attack “an absolutely ridiculous coincidence”.
What is the likelihood of experiencing a shark attack while swimming in Egypt’s Red Sea?
Shark attacks are relatively rare in the Red Sea coastal regions, but do occur. Last year, two women were killed by sharks in another popular tourist spot, Hurghada, just days apart.
What is the procedure on recovery of a shark’s remains?
Following a shark attack, authorities may carry out an investigation and may catch and kill the shark in question. In some cases, body parts are recovered and the remains of the shark may be examined by specialists.
What are the recommended safety measures when swimming in the Red Sea?
Swimmers are advised to follow the instructions of lifeguards and any warning flags or signs. It is recommended to avoid swimming at night and to avoid wearing bright clothing or jewellery that may be mistaken for prey by sharks.
What kind of shark is typically found in the Red Sea?
Tiger sharks like the one that attacked Vladimir Popov have been known to swim in the Red Sea along with other species such as bull sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, and hammerheads.
Russian tourist’s body parts discovered in shark following fatal beating
The remains of a Russian tourist who was attacked and eaten alive by a shark in Hurghada, Egypt were found inside the predator’s belly after a group of beachgoers killed it. Vladimir Popov, 23, was filmed being attacked by a tiger shark as he swam in the Red Sea and dragged underwater as he screamed for help. His girlfriend managed to escape. The shark was later caught and dissection revealed that it had in fact eaten Popov. Popov’s father called it “an absolutely ridiculous coincidence.” Last year, sharks killed two women in Hurghada, prompting officials to investigate whether the same shark was involved in all three incidents.