A Czech tourist holidaying in Egypt with his family has been killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea.
The unidentified man, who was staying in Marsa Alam, died as ‘a result of an attack by a shark’, according to city council chairman General Atef Wagdy.
The remains of the victim were reportedly found washed up on the beach in the resort town, that is popular with divers, on Friday.
General Wagdy said the body is now being handed over to the Czech embassy.
He said there ‘is no problem in diving’ around Marsa Alam, but added that people who swim on the surface in deep waters beyond the coral can be vulnerable to attack.
The death will now be investigated by the country’s environment ministry.
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There have been several shark-related attacks in Egyptian waters in recent years.
In 2010, the government was forced to close off a stretch of beach in Sharm el-Sheikh after five attacks in five days.
A German tourist was killed by a shark in 2015 while swimming in the Red Sea off Egypt’s coast – the first shark-related death in five years.