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Body Parts of Man Eaten Alive in Egypt Found Inside Shark’s Body

Shark in the sea, representative photo. Credit: Pete Kontakos / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

The remains of a Russian man who was attacked and eaten alive by a shark off the coast of an Egyptian resort have been discovered inside the shark.

On Thursday, in Hurghada, a young man named Vladimir Popov, aged 23, experienced a terrifying encounter with a tiger shark known as the “meat grinder.” The shark circled around him before pulling him beneath the water’s surface. In his distress, Vladimir cried out for his father, desperately to be  rescued.

Witnessing this horrifying scene, vacationers present at the beach quickly retreated from the water, alarmed and fearful for their own safety. Meanwhile, onlookers shouted out to Vladimir, urging him to swim away from the shark.

Remains of man eaten alive found in shark’s intestines

Following the incident, a boat brought the tiger shark ashore, where it was killed.

In a subsequent examination carried out by specialized experts, the shark’s body was dissected, leading to the discovery of the young man’s remains inside its intestines, according to the news outlet Al Arabiya.

Dr. Mahmoud Dar, a professor at the Egyptian National Institute of Marine Sciences, further revealed that the shark was female and that no other findings were made during the examination.

Vladimir’s father shared the incident

Yury, Vladimir’s grief-stricken father, shared the deeply disturbing account of witnessing his son being brutally attacked and killed by the shark while desperately calling out for help.

Speaking to the media outlet 112, Yury, originally from Russia, expressed his initial intentions of visiting the beach for a moment of relaxation. However, within a matter of seconds, his son fell victim to the sudden and unexpected shark attack.

Expressing his deep sorrow, the devastated father mentioned that no family members were present near his son at the time of the incident to offer help.

Mr. Popov further reflected on the tragic event, questioning what kind of help could have been provided under such circumstances.

He described the incident as a rapid and merciless attack by the “meat grinder,” lasting a mere 20 seconds, during which his son was forcibly pulled beneath the water’s surface.

Research on the shark’s attacking behavior in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities have officially announced that the shark involved in the incident has been delivered for research purposes.

The objective of this research is to ascertain the underlying reasons for its aggressive behavior and determine whether this particular animal is connected to previous incidences of shark attack.

Egypt, and especially the towns on the red sea, are popular tourist resorts that attract thousands of tourists every year.

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