A SNORKELLER told her partner she went into the water for “a moment” before being brutally killed by a shark.
Egyptian authorities have closed off part of the coastline over fears that the beast could still lurk in the Red Sea after the massacre attack.
The retired man walked in shallow water while using a finned snorkel not far from the beach at Hurghada, on the opposite shoreline from Sharm el Sheikh.
She told her partner, “I’m going to go back inside for a moment,” Mail Online reports.
They were reportedly her last words before she was attacked by what is believed to be a Mako shark in Sahl Asheesh Bay.
Horrible video – which is too graphic to publish – shows her struggling back to shore as the water turns red with blood.
The 68-year-old, from Austria, reportedly had her arm and leg torn off the beast – and later died of her injuries.
Screaming and shocked beachgoers were stunned by the attack, but no one intervened for help.
She is said to have died of “painful shock” and a heart attack after being taken to Nile Hospital.
Officials from the Red Sea government have now said the shoreline is closed, but they hope to reopen tomorrow.
According to reports, tourists stormed out of the water when the woman was attacked.
And others “distract the shark from the victim” from the shore and a nearby pier.
Russian witnesses saw that she lost an arm, but did not mention a severed leg.
One of them said: “People are running out of the sea. There is no ambulance, no one to help her.
‘She has no arm—up to her elbow. The shark grabbed her and turned her around.”
Another eyewitness said: “I was filming an octopus and people started screaming.
“I wasn’t even paying attention, then I heard a terrible roar.
“I stopped filming the octopus, turned around and there was that big jaw gnawing at this woman.
“The woman was still fighting the shark with her hands at first, but apparently the shark first bit her leg with a flipper and then her hand, throwing it at the corals.”
He added: “She was in shock. She didn’t even scream, didn’t cry, nothing.
“People were just yelling. Rescue workers ran, there were no lifebuoys, nothing. There was nothing to throw to save the woman.”
The woman reached the shore, but apparently died of extreme shock caused by the pain of the vicious attack.
An Egyptian report said: “The retiree was swimming on Friday in the Sahl Hashish area, south of the seaside town of Hurghada.
“She was attacked by a shark that bit her arm and leg.
“She was trying to make it to shore under her own power… medics arrived and took her to the hospital.
People were just yelling. Rescue workers ran, there were no lifebuoys, nothing. There was nothing to throw to save the woman
“On the way, the doctors performed CPR, but her heart was not restarted. The woman died in the ambulance of a painful shock.”
“Doctors fought for her life for a long time and gave her cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but she could not be saved,” another account said.
After Friday’s attack, swimming, diving, snorkeling and fishing from the Sahl Hasheesh area to Makadi Bay was banned for three days, according to local reports.
It comes after a shark jumped out of the water last year and took a bite from the foot of a parasailer at a Red Sea resort.
Footage from the horrific incident shows a 37-year-old Jordanian man floating above the water when the shark suddenly appears and bites his leg.
The man suffered serious injuries in the attack in Aqaba and was rushed to hospital.
Doctors operated on his right foot, cutting several tendons and tearing the muscle in the incident, as well as several broken bones.
The attack in Aqaba came after a tourist was mauled by a shark close by in Marsa Alam – famous for regular sightings of sharks on the reef off the coast – while diving with the creatures in 2020.
An oceanic whitetip shark lunged at the German woman’s neck and clung to her before instructors rescued her.
Footage at the time showed the moment of panic as the shark sank its teeth into the woman and slammed its tail as she turned away.
The injured woman was taken to hospital where she had stitches for a large wound in her shoulder.