FATAL – 2 June 2009 — Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt – diver attacked
A French woman (name, age not released) was killed by a shark while on a diving trip near Marsa Alam on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. The incident occurred 2 June 2009.
According to a French consular official, the woman, who was in her fifties, jumped into the water for a closer look when she mistook the shark for a big fish approaching her boat.
The woman’s leg showed visible bite marks, and she is thought to have bled to death before being pulled out of the water.
No other details were reported.