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'I'm going to the water': Austrian tourist dies after shark attack in Egypt |  Abroad

‘I’m going to the water’: Austrian tourist dies after shark attack in Egypt | Abroad

“I’m going to the water for a while.” These were Elizabeth S.’s last words. , one of the women killed by a shark on Friday near the Egyptian resort of Hurghada. According to the Daily Mail, the woman was vacationing in Egypt with her partner, and was about to go home. Egypt’s environment minister said on Sunday that many beaches have been closed since the attack. The exact conditions are being investigated.

The drama took place on Friday in the protected bay of Sahl Hasheesh, a coastal town about 20 kilometers south of Hurghada. The Russian Consulate General in the seaside resort told RIA Novosti news agency that the 68-year-old tourist lost an arm and a leg in the attack.

Russian vacationers witnessed the accident in front of the beach in Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh. Some men tried to rescue the woman from the dock by throwing a rope and pulling her out of the water. Others saw him and one of them took pictures. The images show how the woman attempts to reach safety with one of her fins in the red waters of the swimming area marked by the buoys. I finally made it to the beach.

“Warm and connected personality”

The seriously injured victim was taken to the hospital, but died in an ambulance. Austrian media reported that attempts to revive her failed. She came from Kramsach in Tyrol and left her daughter. According to the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, she was married to an Egyptian and lives in Hurghada.

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The woman has been a member of the Greens in Kramsach for many years, and served as a city councillor between 1998 and 2004. “She will be remembered forever for her warm and close-knit nature,” the party wrote on Facebook.

The second wife was killed

A few hours after taking Elizabeth out of the water, the body of a was discovered nearby Second tourist dies after shark attack† It is about a Romanian woman in her forties. Her body was found about 600 meters from where the previous drama took place.