Man dies after shark attack in Cape Cod

Beachgoers at Newcomb Hollow Beach help carry a victim of a shark attack.                        Twitter  @SoulKontroll

Beachgoers at Newcomb Hollow Beach help carry a victim of a shark attack. Twitter @SoulKontroll

Booth said it was a quiet day at the beach, and he saw some people boogie-boarding before he noticed some commotion in the water. The swimmer, William Lytton of Scarsdale, N.Y., was wading about 30 yards off of the shoreline when he was bitten - becoming the first person to be attacked by a shark in MA waters since 2012, according to WBUR.

The attack was thought to be the state's first fatal incident involving a shark since 1936.

According to off-duty lifeguard Adriana Picariello, the man had injuries to his lower extremities and no pulse while he was being tended to on the beach.

There have been frequent shark sightings this summer along the outer Cape, often leading to beach closings.

A 61-year-old man from NY was seriously injured last month, just five miles away, after punching a shark in the gills off Long Nook Beach near the town of Truro.

People were screaming to call 911 and alert authorities that there was a shark attack, he said.

The man, who is the first person in MA to die from wounds he suffered from the shark bites since 1936, was knocked off his board at 12:30 pm and then attacked by the shark, according to Cape Cod National Park Service. He said he saw the man aggressively kick something behind him and a flicker of a tail from the water. Booth said. "It was like right out of that movie Jaws".

Reinhart said she hoped to discuss the incident with fellow Select Board members before saying anything further.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was swimming off the coast of Newcomb Hollow Beach when "he was bitten by what is believed to be a shark", the Wellfleet Police Department said in a statement posted to Facebook. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess".

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

Troy, of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, was visiting an uncle and was swimming about 50 feet offshore when the shark attacked.

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