Russian tourist, 23, screams ‘daddy’ as he is mauled and eaten by a shark in front of his father and horrified guests at an Egyptian resort
- The Russian tourist – believed to be 23 years old – was filmed in the water being attacked
- Onlookers watched in horror as he tired to swim away, only to be mauled
In the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, a Russian man was heard screaming ‘daddy’ today when he was bitten to death by a shark.
Tourists watched in horror from shore as the beast wounded the man before dragging him underwater. His distraught girlfriend managed to escape.
The tourist – believed to be 23 years old – was in Egypt for a long stay, possibly to avoid conscription for Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
He was dubbed Vladimir Popov by the Baza news outlet in Russia, and had moved to the resort with his father a few months ago.
His father watched the deadly attack in horror, which was also filmed from shore.
In the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, a Russian man was heard screaming ‘daddy’ today when he was bitten to death by a shark. Pictured: A still image of a graphic video showing the attack. The shark’s fin can be seen just a few feet away from the man as he tries to swim away from the beast
The video shows the man desperately shouting “Papa, Papa” as the predator chased him into the water and circled around him before launching the attack.
The man can be seen desperately trying to swim to shore, only to appear to be attacked by the shark. His body spins in the water and his legs rise above the surface – as shocked onlookers scream and shout for the man to swim.
‘Swim away, swim away! Fast! A shark!’ people can be heard screaming.
The splashing in the water stops and the man’s head resurfaces. He seems to move in the water again, but slowly.
He can be heard screaming ‘Papa’, begging for help, as part of the water turns red.
As he does so, the shark’s body is clearly visible on the surface. The long black shape of its body circles the man and its fin is visible on the surface.
The woman filming the gruesome attack can be heard repeating “oh my god” as it unfolds. As she does, the shark turns for another attack and swims toward him again, clamping its jaws on him and pulling the man under.
The man’s head appears above the water one last time and the shark’s body is seen writhing in the ocean as it appears to eat the man’s body.
A witness said, “The shark is now eating its remains. There she is, eating his remains.’
Another said, “Right before my eyes, the shark ate the man, the girl managed to escape. He got hit by the shark.
“It’s terrible, this man’s remains are lying there.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death of a civilian from a shark attack.
An unnamed Russian tourist said: ‘Rescuers responded very quickly. I immediately felt it was a shark.
“I immediately jumped up and started screaming, ‘Sharks! Save yourself!’.’
A witness said, “It was about twenty feet from shore.”
The tourist – believed to be 23 years old – was in Egypt for a long stay, possibly to avoid conscription for Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. He was dubbed Vladimir Popov (pictured) by the Baza news outlet in Russia, and had moved to the resort with his father a few months ago
Another onlooker said, “The girl was rescued, she was screaming very much on the beach.
“She was so shocked, screaming. I don’t know where they took her.’
The incident reportedly took place at Dream Beach in Hurghada.
Russian tourists were instructed to be vigilant in the popular seaside resort and to follow instructions and prohibitions from hotel staff.