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A shark devours the arm of a Ukrainian child and a foot an Egyptian tour guide in Sharm el-Sheikh reserve

A Ukrainian tourist, her child, and an Egyptian tourist guide who was accompanying them were attacked by a shark last weekend in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh overlooking the Red Sea in Egypt, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Environment announced.

The Associated Press said that the attack resulted in the loss of the arm of the 12-year-old Ukrainian child, while the tour guide who accompanied the family lost one of his feet.

The Ukrainian Tourism Development Agency said the child is currently in intensive care after a surgical intervention failed to save his arm.

The Egyptian Ministry of Environment said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page, Tuesday, that the attack took place on Sunday when the two tourists, who are a mother and son, and their tour guide were conducting diving operations in the Ras Mohammed reserve.

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