Shocking moment 10ft Hurghada tiger shark is caught and clubbed to death after killing tourist in horror Red Sea attack
A TIGER shark was clubbed to death in a savage revenge attack after the beast killed a tourist at a resort in the Red Sea.
Tourists watched in horror as Vladimir Popov, 23, was dragged under the water and mauled to death by the 10ft shark in Egypt’s Hurghada.
Popov’s helpless dad Yury was watching from the shore as his son desperately screamed “Papa, Papa” while the predator hunted him.
Witnesses said the shark savaged Popov before toying with his body for a harrowing two hours in the water.
Footage then showed the beast being hauled out of the sea on a small boat in a net before being dumped on the beach and ferociously beaten.
The shark appeared to be alive as it writhed on the sand with a hook in its eye.
The video showed a man savagely smashing it over the head with what appeared to be a stick or a metal pole.
Egyptian authorities said they caught the shark that attacked the Russian man.
Researchers are now probing whether the shark was responsible to any previous incidents in the area.
Popov was on a long stay in Egypt – possibly avoiding the call up to Putin’s war in Ukraine.
His dad Yury told local media: “We went to the beach to relax. My son was attacked by a shark. It all happened in seconds.
“This meat grinder happened in 20 seconds… it is just some kind of evil fate.”
Initial reports suggested Popov was with his girlfriend at the time – but local media reports said she’s currently in Russia.
It’s understood a woman who was also in the water managed to escape.
The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of a citizen from a shark attack.
When the incident happened, voices in the sea pleaded: “Swim away, swim away! Quick! A shark!”
Another witness said: “It was about seven metres from the shore.”
Russian tourists have been told to be vigilant in the popular resort and follow the instructions of hotel staff.
It comes after a 37-year-old tourist was ambushed by a shark at a Red Sea resort in Aqaba, Jordan, in June 2021.
The man was parasailing when he suddenly began to graze the ocean.
A shark then leapt from the water and chomped his leg – and the tourist miraculously managed to not get dragged beneath the water.
He was left brutally bitten and sustained serious injuries from the attack.
And in July last year, a tourist was mauled to death by a shark in Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt.
The 68-year-old snorkeller had apparently told her partner she was just going back into the water “for a moment” before being killed.
Her lifeless body was pulled out of the sea after being located on a reef, according to horrified eyewitnesses.
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