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A British couple who saw the fatal attack on a 70-year-old woman on Saturday said they were[..]ured the water was safe only moments before the shark struck.
Ellen Barnes, 31, who was snorkelling only 100 yards away, described scenes with terrifying echoes of the film Jaws. She said: ‘I looked behind me and there was a woman thrashing about and screaming for help. The water was full of blood. It was horrific.
‘The shark kept coming up and taking bites out of her and then coming back for more, for another bite.’
The mother of two from Horsham, West Sussecks, said lifeguards on the beach were ‘useless and petrified’.
Her partner Gary Light, 32, shouted to the lifeguards to get swimmers out of the water, but said they failed to react.
He said: ‘I could see the shark taking bites and going back and attacking this woman.
‘I was trying to get Ellen and everyone else out of the sea. It was ghastly, horrible, like something out of a horror film.’
The German pensioner was mauled to [rip] as she snorkelled in relatively shallow waters around the resort, which is famed for its scuba diving sites.
She died just a day after Egyptian authorities lifted a 48-hour ban prompted by four other savage shark attacks last week. One victim lost a hand and another lost a leg.