Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

Clay Curtis
September 16, 2018

The shark struck in waters around 300 yards off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at 2:25pm local time (7.:25pm GMT) on Saturday.

The man was given first aid and CPR, but died from his injuries at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. Officials closed the beach shortly after the attack. "There'll be a determination later about what the town wants to do with the beaches going forward", he said.

Mr Booth said the attack victim and his friend were boogie-boarding when the attack happened. "Fifteen feet wide. I saw a tail and a lot of thrashing", Booth said. The man's friend had to drag him to shore.

Chris Hartsgrove, acting deputy chief of Cape Cod National Seashore, said the injuries appeared to be from a shark.

"It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here".

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It has been 82 years since a shark attack claimed a life in MA.

"We are witnessing sharks feeding aggressively in shockingly shallow water on an nearly daily basis over this past August", he wrote. There's been no decision made yet on what the city will do with the beaches going forward but the incident is now being investigated by the State Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney's office.

A NY man was severely injured August 15 after fighting off a shark off Truro, also on Cape Cod.

At Newcomb Hollow Beach, the site of Saturday's incident, beach goers are greeted by a sign warning them to "Be Shark Smart", according to a local CBS affiliate.

News Release from County Commissioner Ronald Beaty, published verbatim. The neurologist struck the shark in the gills after remembering a nature documentary that said that was the predator's most sensitive spot. He said those officials were responsible for "this awful shark attack" due to lack of attention and inaction.

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