Monday, 24 September, 2018

Man dies from shark attack off Cape Cod

Newcomb Hollow Beach was closed on Saturday after a surfer was killed by a shark Newcomb Hollow Beach was closed on Saturday after a surfer was killed by a shark Credit AP Susan Haigh
Steven Clarke | 16 September, 2018, 13:38

Police and paramedics responded to Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Saturday after the shark attack.

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.

The attack is the first fatal shark attack in MA since 1936, and the second shark attack this season. Hurley says state police and the Cape Cod District Attorney's office are handling the investigation.

The man was pulled from the water and given CPR but later died in hospital from his injuries, police in the town of Wellfleet said.

The Cape Cod National Park Service said the attack happened around 12:30 p.m. 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow.

Witness Joe Booth described a harrowing scene at the Wellfleet beach when the incident occurred. He called the incident his "worst nightmare".

Chelsea beat Cardiff City 4-1 in Premier League encounter
Chelsea are now second in the Premier League with 10 goals , and only defending champions Manchester City have more with 11. More history could have be made on Saturday as Watford also began the season perfectly, with four wins in four.

Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, said the Cape doesn't have a lot of experience in how to manage these shark attacks.

A 61-year-old NY neurologist was bitten by a great white shark August 15 at Long Nook Beach in Truro.

On average, sharks kill about 6 people worldwide per year, according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida. Lytton was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was treated for deep puncture wounds to his torso and leg.

A "Be Shark Smart" sign at Newcomb Hollow Beach.

The Cape Cod beach was closed to swimming Saturday after the awful incident.

"It is truly unfortunate that this had to happen", Beaty said.

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