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In pics: 'Jaws' scare for Red Sea tourists

World | IBNLive | December 7, 2010, 1:21 pm
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 Tourists are seen at a beach at which swimming and diving is prohibited at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. A shark killed a German tourist who had been swimming near the shore at Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, days after a string of attacks injured several divers. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Tourists are seen at a beach at which swimming and diving is prohibited at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. A shark killed a German tourist who had been swimming near the shore at Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, days after a string of attacks injured several divers. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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 Tourists rest near a red flag positioned on a beach to prohibit swimming and diving at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Egypt had just lifted a ban on swimming in parts of the area imposed after three Russians and a Ukrainian were injured in shark attacks last week. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Tourists rest near a red flag positioned on a beach to prohibit swimming and diving at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Egypt had just lifted a ban on swimming in parts of the area imposed after three Russians and a Ukrainian were injured in shark attacks last week. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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 A fisherman holds the shark which was identified by an Egyptian diver as the shark which attacked four tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

A fisherman holds the shark which was identified by an Egyptian diver as the shark which attacked four tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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 The killer shark was caught off the resort a day after it mauled the tourists. RIA Novosti reported that the Egyptian diver, who rescued one of the tourists, identified the shark by recognizing the predator's damaged fin. Authorities will investigate further to confirm that this particular shark was responsible for the attacks. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

The killer shark was caught off the resort a day after it mauled the tourists. RIA Novosti reported that the Egyptian diver, who rescued one of the tourists, identified the shark by recognizing the predator's damaged fin. Authorities will investigate further to confirm that this particular shark was responsible for the attacks. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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 Tourists are seen at a beach with a swimming ban at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. A shark attacked four divers in the Red Sea over two days and Egyptian officials have imposed a 48-hour swimming ban in part of the area, one of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Tourists are seen at a beach with a swimming ban at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. A shark attacked four divers in the Red Sea over two days and Egyptian officials have imposed a 48-hour swimming ban in part of the area, one of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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 Some said sharks had been drawn to shallow waters after cattle being shipped in for last month's Islamic feast of the sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha, had died and were thrown overboard. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Some said sharks had been drawn to shallow waters after cattle being shipped in for last month's Islamic feast of the sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha, had died and were thrown overboard. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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 A tourist rests near a red flag positioned on a beach to prohibit swimming and diving at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Local diving experts said single shark attacks are extremely rare in the area and were mystified by as to why so many people were attacked in such quick succession. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

A tourist rests near a red flag positioned on a beach to prohibit swimming and diving at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Local diving experts said single shark attacks are extremely rare in the area and were mystified by as to why so many people were attacked in such quick succession. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

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