A 26-year-old man from Revere died from a shark attack Saturday in the waters off Wellfleet, the first fatal shark attack in MA in more than 80 years and only the fourth recorded in state history.
According to the Cape Cod National Seashore Twitter account, which is part of the National Park Service, a man was attacked in Wellfleet shortly after noon, before succumbing to injuries from the attack.
The attack is being investigated by State Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney's office.
"I was that guy on the beach screaming, 'Shark, shark!'" said Mr Booth.
There hasn't been a fatal shark attack in MA since 1936, when a swimmer was killed in Mattapoisett.
A 61-year-old man suffered puncture wounds in a Cape Cod shark attack last month.
The man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital in Hyannis.
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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.
Newcomb Hollow Beach, where the victim was swimming, has a sign saying "Be Shark Smart" warning swimmers to avoid going near seals and to swim near the shore.
Medics rushed the man to the hospital, but doctors weren't able to save him. He realized what was happening when the friend came ashore dragging his injured friend. Booth said. "It was like right out of that movie Jaws".
"We are deeply saddened that a young man has died from an apparent shark bite today off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet", state Rep. Sarah Peake, D-Provincetown, and Sen.
Reinhart said she hoped to discuss the incident with fellow Select Board members before saying anything further.
This is the second shark attack this summer off Cape Cod. He freed himself by punching the shark in the gills, he told the Boston Globe. He also said the heavy presence of seals and quickly moving or jumping throngs of fish may signal the presence of a shark.
News Release from County Commissioner Ronald Beaty, published verbatim.