Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Man dies from shark attack off Cape Cod

Man dies from shark attack off Cape Cod

The man, who has not been named, was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was later pronounced dead, though the extent of his injuries are not known.

Arthur Medici, from Revere, Massachusetts, was bitten in the water around midday yesterday off Newcomb Hollow Beach, police said.

Joe Booth, a local fisherman and surfer, said: "I was that guy on the beach screaming, 'Shark, shark!'"

He was spending time boogie boarding at the Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet with his girlfriend's brother when the shocking attack happened.

He said he saw a "giant eruption of water" and a "lot of trashing" at the time of the harrowing attack.

Great white shark sightings in Cape Cod have soared this year, with experts blaming increased seal levels close to the region's beaches.

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

This is the first fatal shark attack in the area was 1936 off Mattapoisett.

"The inshore waters off Wellfleet are a feeding ground for Great White Sharks", the sign reads.

"Further information will be released by the District Attorney's Office", the police department said.

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.

An off-duty lifeguard told the newspaper that the victim had injuries to his lower body and no pulse as rescuers tried to save him.

On Aug. 15, a great white shark bit a NY man swimming off Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess". He's still recovering from his puncture wounds in a Boston hospital.

"It is truly unfortunate that this had to happen", Beaty said. Many locals say it's the norm to swim fearlessly in the water because shark attacks are so rare. He said those officials were responsible for "this terrible shark attack" due to lack of attention and inaction.

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