Man dies after apparent shark bite on Cape Cod

An image from a Wellfleet beach earlier this summer as beachgoers study the water after a closure for a shark siting

An image from a Wellfleet beach earlier this summer as beachgoers study the water after a closure for a shark siting

After a 26-year-old Revere man's death Saturday at Newcomb Hollow Beach from what is believed to be a shark bite, public officials expressed sadness and caution as warm days continue on beaches that now have no lifeguards.

The death follows an August 15 attack on 61-year-old William Lytton, who was swimming off Long Nook Beach in Truro, also on Cape Cod.

The incident happened about noon when the man was swimming at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, police said.

People look out at the shore after a reported shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass.

According to off-duty lifeguard Adriana Picariello, the man had injuries to his lower extremities and no pulse while he was being tended to on the beach.

Newcomb Hollow Beach was closed after a fatal shark attack on September 15, 2018.

There hasn't been a fatal shark attack in MA since 1936, when a swimmer was killed in Mattapoisett.

"It was like right out of that movie Jaws".

In August, a NY man was bitten by a shark at another Cape Cod beach but survived the encounter, according to media reports.

He sustained severe injuries to his legs and is still recovering in hospital.

"Today is just keeping everyone out of water", Hurley said. CPR was performed on the man after he was pulled from the water and beach-goers teamed up to carry him down the beach.

Along with federal, state, and local officials, he blames the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for not taking the issue more seriously.

"We've been surfing all morning right here and they were just further down", she said of the two boogie boarders.

The attack was the second in the area this season. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess". Joseph Troy Jr., a 16-year-old, was killed by a great white in Mattapoisett on Buzzards Bay in 1936.

Troy, of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, was visiting an uncle and was swimming about 50 feet offshore when the shark attacked.

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