Lifeguards at the Egyptian resort were laughing at the tourists warning of shark presence hours before a woman was killed by the beast. Tourists at Egypt's Sahl Hasheesh resort told guards that there are sharks just 15 minutes before Austrian woman Elizabeth was attacked and killed by the shark.
The lifeguards were not serious about the warning as they ignored the threats and didn't ask tourists to leave the water, according to a report.
Tourists Saw A Shark 15 Minutes Before The Attack
"English-speaking people standing at the pier saw a shark 15 minutes before the attack and warned the lifeguards. But they laughed at them, saying there are no sharks in Sahl Hasheesh and never have been," read a post shared on an online chat site for Russian tourists, according to The Sun.
According to the post, in an effort to escape the shark, two tourists jumped onto the reef top and pleaded for help. But they were told to swim from the place to the pontoon stairway by the lifeguards.
Lifeguards Ignored Warnings
It's claimed that there was no proper system of tourist security as lifeguards were not professional.
"To put it bluntly, everything is Egyptian style. There is no science, no proper system. They just made a lad from Luxor the lifeguard and gave him a whistle," said the post.
An Austrian woman Was Killed In The Shark Attack
The Austrian woman was killed in the shark on Friday at the Sahl Hasheesh, when she went for a swim.
Chilling video footage shows her frantic swim back to shore after "losing an arm and a leg" in the attack at the resort frequented by British tourists. As the woman struggled to find her way back to a pier while wearing a flipper, her blood could be seen in the water. Terrified onlookers tried to distract the animal, but no one jumped in to help her.