Man dies from shark attack off Cape Cod

Two people look out at the shore after a reported shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet Mass. Saturday Sept. 15 2018

Two people look out at the shore after a reported shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet Mass. Saturday Sept. 15 2018

Police say a man has died after being attacked by a shark off Cape Cod in MA.

Witnesses say he was boogie-boarding in the sea off Newcomb Hollow Beach when the attack happened at around 12pm local time (5pm United Kingdom time) on Saturday.

The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The beach was quickly closed after the attack and witnesses said the deadly scene looked like something straight out of the movie, Jaws.

This was the first deadly shark attack in MA since 1936.

A NY man was seriously injured when he was bitten in Truro. He's now recovering in a Boston hospital. Beach goers also tried to stop his bleeding by making a tourniquet on site, but sadly, Medici later passed away at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis after succumbing to the serious injuries.

Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty said he had warned something like this could happen and urged measures to reduce the number of white sharks. He said he saw the man aggressively kick something behind him and a flicker of a tail from the water.

The National Park Service, which is responsible for that part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, tweeted that the attack took place about 300 yards south of the beach. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here, ' Booth said WBUR.

A shark had been spotted at Newcomb Hollow Beach as recently as September 1, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity app.

Reinhart said she hoped to discuss the incident with fellow Select Board members before saying anything further. Lytton was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was treated for deep puncture wounds to his torso and leg.

Great white sharks - one of the ocean's most feared predators - are found in waters off Cape Cod. Encounters with sharks are rare, but please remain alert, ' the sign said.

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