A British holidaymaker has told of his lucky escape after four Russian tourists were mauled by a shark in Egypt.
Photographer Mike Baker, from Rugby, Warks., was holidaying with his family at the Coral Sea Holiday Village in Sharm El Sheikh – 100 yards from the scene of the horror attack.
Two Russians were believed to have had their arms bitten off by a shark as they swam in the Ras Nasrani area of the resort today.
Another Russian couple were badly injured by a shark in the resort on Tuesday.
The 45-year-old Brit said he was booked in to go snorkeling in the same stretch of sea today, just hours after the second attack took place.
He claimed a deadly shoal of sharks were prowling the coastline.
Mike said: “We were told, when we returned from lunch, that everyone had been called out of the sea and off the jetty which had now been taped off and red flags had been raised to alert everyone not to go in the water.
“We were told a woman had been attacked and taken to hospital.
“It was allegedly a shoal of half a dozen reef sharks, some of which, had come through the safety nets which are beyond the coral reef.
“We had planned to go snorkeling later today, so consider our delay to be very fortunate, although we were told for sharks to come in so close to the shoreline in this area, is very rare.”