CAIRO (EGYPT)- A 52-year old man from Germany has been killed in a shark attack on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

An Egyptian security official said the shark bit off the man’s leg in the attack on Saturday and his body was later moved to a local hospital. Police were conducting an investigation.

Similar attacks on the same coast have happened in the past – in 2010, a shark killed a 70-year-old German tourist while she was snorkelling. Egypt is one of the world’s top diving destinations.

An official from the German embassy in Cairo said it had received reports that a German citizen died in the area but was not aware of the cause of death.