A woman has died following a terrifying shark attack in Egypt. The woman can be seen in harrowing video footage attempting to escape from the shark that had bitten off her arm and her leg, horrified tourists watch on as the woman frantically attempted to get back to the pier.
A 68-year-old Austrian tourist has died after "losing an arm and leg" in a horrific shark attack at the popular Egyptian resort of Sahl Hasheesh.
Chilling video footage showed the woman desperately attempting to swim back to the shore after the attack.
The video footage was recorded by Russian tourists who watched from the pier and criticized the lack of lifeguards or support.
Video Of The Incident
A large group of tourists watched as the incident unfolded but no one could be seen entering the water to try and help the woman.
Sahl Hasheesh is a popular bay on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, close to Hurghada.
A Russian tourist who witnessed the attack said: "People are rushing out of the sea. There's no ambulance, there's no one helping her.
"She's got no arm up to her elbow, the shark grabbed her and twisted her around."
In one video another tourist can be heard saying: "Where are the rescuers? F***, she's covered in blood. The shark bit her arm off.
"Where's the rescue team? Where's the shark? Lifeguards? Where are the lifeguards? "She's going to f***ing die."
The woman made it to the shore but then reportedly died from extreme shock caused by the pain from the brutal attack.
Following on from the attack on Friday, fishing, snorkelling, diving, and swimming from the Sahl Hasheesh area to Makadi bay was prohibited for three days.