Fatal shark attack in Massachusetts

A fatal shark attack occurred off Cape Cod September 15 as the victim was showing another man how to catch waves. The previous day, the duo had been boogieboarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet before the sun went down. By 10:00 a.m. the next morning, Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, Mass., and his friend Isaac Rocha were again in the water. Initial reports indicate the two surfers were using fins and wetsuits. Around 12:30 p.m. Joe Booth, a local fisherman who was on the beach, heard Medici scream and…

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Shark bite reported off Cape Cod

Shark bite in Cape Code

A shark bite has been reported in Cape Cod August 15. Around 4 p.m. William Lytton was swimming around 30 yards off Longnook Beach when he felt a sharp pain in his left leg. The 61-year-old quickly realized he was being attacked by a shark in the 8- to 10-foot-deep water and began hitting the shark in the gills with such force he damaged his own tendons. After the shark released its grip, the neurologist swam back to shore and was treated on scene before being transported by EMS to…

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Paddleboarder hit by great white in Cape Cod


A Cape Cod beach has been closed after a paddleboarder was hit by a great white shark. Cleveland Bigelow III was standing on the board around 30 yards off Marconi Beach in Wellfleet August 23 when the shark hit. He was knocked off the board at around 10:00 a.m. into 3-feet of water. “It was like a guy on a bicycle getting hit by a truck,” the 69-year-old told the Boston Herald.“I mean the impact — I didn’t see the shark either coming or going and I was obviously pretty…

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Great white shark kills seal off Cape Cod beach

cape cod great white eats seal on beach

A great white shark killed a seal off a Cape Cod beach August 21, creating a panicky reaction by those frequenting the popular area. Beachgoers were enjoying the waters off Nauset Beach around 1:30 p.m. when a great white shark chased a seal into the shallows near the beach. “I was in the water with my daughter,” Pat O’Brien told the Boston Globe. “She had just gotten out and I was looking up at her, and she yelled something down to me, but I didn’t hear what it was.” He…

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