Egypt Catches Killer Shark, Still Hunting Another

Sharm el-Sheikh beaches remains closed
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2010 12:17 PM CST
Egypt Catches Killer Shark, Still Hunting Another
A tourist couple walks in the shallow waters at a closed beach in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.   (Nasser Nasser)

Egyptian authorities have captured a Mako shark that, according to US and Egyptian experts, mauled two tourists last week at the Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. They believe another shark involved in recent tourist attacks remains at large, the governor tells the AP.

The resort's 30 miles of beaches remain closed indefinitely, as US experts help in the search for an Oceanic White Tip that mauled two Russians last week and killed a German woman on Sunday. Click here for more on Sharm el-Sheikh's shark woes. (More shark attack stories.)

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