Egyptian crew rescues 30 German tourists from drowning in Hurghada


Sat, 11 Aug 2018 - 09:21 GMT

Photo courtesy of The Rescue and Environmental Protection Society Facebook page

Photo courtesy of The Rescue and Environmental Protection Society Facebook page

CAIRO - 11 August 2018: Thirty German tourists were rescued from drowning in Hurghada by a tourism speed boat crew on Friday.

According to the official statement, the Rescue and Environmental Protection Society received a notice that another speed boat was in danger during their sea cruise, and another nearby speed boat rushed to the location of the drowning boat and rescued all of the tourists on board. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Last May, Hurghada city came in the 21st place of a list by TripAdvisor that recommended its readers to visit the Egyptian resort for several reasons.

“Stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters perfect for windsurfing have made Hurghada, on Egypt's Red Sea Coast, a busy resort town. Within easy reach of the stunning Giftun Islands and the Eastern Arabian Desert,” TripAdvisor wrote on its official website.

“Hurghada has seen enormous amounts of development in the past decade, it does seem overrun with tourists at times. But it’s a relatively easy beach escape for Europeans, and some of the world's best diving and snorkeling sites are just offshore. Walk or catch a cab to explore the old quarter, El Dahar,” it added.

The Egyptian resort was followed by New Delhi in India, Cusco in Peru, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Sydney in Australia, while the French capital of Paris topped the list as the most attractive city in the world for tourists, followed by London, Rome, Bali in Indonesia and Crete in Greece.

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site; it enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip, with over 630 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide, covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants. The list is based on the voting of holiday-makers and tourists of the most appealing cities in the world.



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