Swimmer Dead After Shark Attack On Cape Cod

The attack happened around noon at Newcomb Hollow Beach

For the first time in over 80 years, a MA man has died after a violent shark attack that happened off the shores of Cape Cod.

The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon, Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley said.

Police said the name of the victim is being withheld until his family has been informed.

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The victim was pulled from the water and taken to a hospital where he died.

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.

The legislators offered help to all Cape Cod towns in responding to risks posed by shark activity.

At approximately 12:30 pm on Saturday, September 14, a person was allegedly [sic] bite by a shark 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet.

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Newcomb Hollow Beach has been closed to swimmers.

Mr Booth said the attack victim and his friend were boogie-boarding when the attack happened.

"I saw a worst nightmare unfold here", Booth said.

He said he saw the man kick aggressively kick something behind him and a flicker of a tail from the water.

He is the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years.

The man's death Saturday comes exactly a month after an August 15 shark attack off Cape Cod.

'The inshore waters off Wellfleet are a feeding ground for Great White Sharks.

He sustained severe injuries to his legs and is still recovering in hospital. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here, ' Booth said WBUR. He freed himself by punching the shark in the gills, he told the Boston Globe.

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