Bodyboarder Dead After Cape Cod Shark Attack

Shark attack kills man at Cape Cod beach, the first such fatality in Massachusetts in 82 years

Swimmer Dead After Shark Attack On Cape Cod

"The town beaches are closed to swimming for the next 24 hours", the police said.

A man died Saturday afternoon from injuries suffered during a shark attack off Cape Cod, the Associated Press reported, the first fatal shark attack in MA in eight decades. The beach has since been closed.

Beach-goers carry a shark attack victim down Newcomb Hollow Beach.

Joe Booth, a local fisherman and surfer, said he saw the man and his friend boogie boarding when the attack happened. Soon after, the friend dragged him ashore, where good samaritans on the beach applied a tourniquet and called 911. Booth said. "It was like right out of that movie Jaws".

But until today, there hadn't been a fatal shark attack in MA since 1936, which happened at Hollywood Beach in Buzzards Bay.

The last fatal shark attack in MA happened in 1936.

Shark Attack Cape Cod
Two signs at the top of the dune at Newcomb Hollow Beach

Wellfleet police Lt. Michael Hurley told The Associated Press that the victim was a man in his mid-20s, but his identity has not been disclosed.

The man was reportedly boogie-boarding at the time of the attack, AP news agency reported.

It was he second shark attack this season after a 61-year-old NY man fought off a shark off Truro. He's still recovering from his puncture wounds in a Boston hospital. He was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, but he died there not long after arriving.

The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around lunchtime on Saturday (US time). They also encouraged beachgoers to be vigilant and obey signs at the beaches.

Numerous shark sightings have been reported in the Cape Cod area this summer, including several involving great whites. Some reports are claiming Medici kicked the shark before getting attacked in the legs, but there's been no official statement released yet about the details of Medici's injuries. He said those officials were responsible for "this awful shark attack" due to lack of attention and inaction.

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