A Cape Cod, Massachusetts, man has died after he was bitten by a shark around noon local time on Saturday, according to reports.
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.
“Shark Bite in Wellfleet
Around noontime today (9/15) a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by what is believed to be a shark. The male victim mid 20’s was pulled from the water, provided emergency first aid to include CPR. The male victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by the Wellfleet Fire Department, were he passed from the injuries.
The name and info of the victim is being held till proper notification.
Wellfleet PD is working with the National Park Service and the MA State Police on this investigation.
Further information will be released by the District Attorney’s Office.
The town beaches are closed to swimming for the next 24 hours”
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Emergency officials performed CPR on the victim, in his mid-20s, according to police. Shortly after, he was rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital by officials with Wellfleet Fire Department but succumbed to his injuries.
The Wellfleet Police Department, which is working with the National Park Service and the State Police on the case, said it is withholding the man’s name until the family is notified.
“Further information will be released by the District Attorney’s Office,” the police department said.
The death follows an Aug. 15 attack on 61-year-old William Lytton, who was swimming off Long Nook Beach in Truro, also on Cape Cod. The neurologist struck the shark in the gills after remembering a nature documentary that said that was the predator’s most sensitive spot. His attack was the first in Massachusetts waters since 2012.
The Scarsdale, New York, native hopes to be released soon from the hospital and rehabilitation center he’s been in since but has one more surgery scheduled.
Shark Bite in WellfleetAround noontime today (9/15) a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by what is…
God bless and rest in peace brother.