French Woman Dies After Shark Attack in Egypt

A French tourist died Tuesday after she was attacked by a shark during a diving trip off Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

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, according to a French consular official.

"I can confirm that there is one French citizen killed by a shark in the Red Sea south of Marsa Alam," said Jean-Marie Safa, a French embassy spokesman.

The woman’s leg showed visible bite marks, and she was believed to have bled to death before being pulled out of the water.

Marsa Alam is a remote diving spot on the Red Sea coast frequented by tourists hoping to avoid the overcrowded sites off the Sinai peninsula.

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