Real-life rogue ‘Jaws’ shark could be behind brutal double killings in Egypt

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A marine biologist has said the two deadly shark attacks that occurred along a Red sea resort in Egypt may have been caused by the same rogue Mako shark.

Two women were savaged to death in the water within 600m of each other off Sahl Hasheesh last week.

It's thought that the first was a Romanian woman whose "disfigured" body was found on Sunday (July 3) on coral at least two days after she was reported missing.

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Two days before her body (July 1) was found, a second woman, Elisabeth Sauer, 68, was savagely killed by an unseen shark while snorkelling.

Horrifically Mrs Sauer was seen swimming back to a pier after her arm and leg were bitten off, and died afterwards from nervous shock in an ambulance.

The close proximity of the two killings by the suspected same shark draws comparisons to the 1975 horror film Jaws, which famously saw a rogue Great White Shark embark on a feeding frenzy along an American beach town.

And according to marine experts, these encounters may become more common as overfishing and "shark feeding" experiences for tourists could be driving the deadly predators closer to the shores.

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Sam Purkis, the chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences at the University of Miami, says it was "possible" that the same shark was involved.

"Most sharks are pelagic – open-water – and humans would never normally overlap with them, but the Red Sea is different," the expert added to the Sun Online.

"I was in the Red Sea in 2020 to tag sharks for conservation purposes. We spent seven weeks searching, and in that time, only found four. Humans are bad for sharks, they want fatty creatures like seals and tuna. We are like a bony chicken wing with no sauce on in comparison."

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