Officials in Egypt have tracked down the shark responsible for THREE attacks along its coastline – but will not kill it, it was revealed today.
Authorities in the resort of Nama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, reported an adult oceanic white tip shark was responsible for injuring three Russian tourists in attacks during the last 24-hours.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism released a statement to all anxious British holidaymakers in the region yesterday.
They reported that they had tracked down the shark, but were trying to catch it and release it back into a remote area of the Gulf of Suez.
They added the resort – popular with thousands of Brits each year – had suspended all diving and water sports until Friday.
A statement read: “The MoT has announced that all beaches will be closed to the public and all water sports activities will be suspended until the end of the day tomorrow (2/12) along the whole of the Sharm el Sheikh coast.
“It has been reported that three Russian tourists have been attacked in three separate incidents in the last 24 hours in an area north of Nama Bay.
“The victims, one male and two females, are currently being treated in hospital.
“Officials from the South Sinai National Park have tracked down the shark in question – confirmed to be an adult oceanic white tip shark.
“The South Sinai National Park authority are currently attempting to capture the shark with the aim of releasing it back into the wild in a remote area in the Gulf of Suez.
“The chosen location will be in a safe distance from any tourist resorts in the Red Sea.”