Cape Cod shark attack: Man killed in attack off MA beach


Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere in MA in the US died at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis after he was given first aid and CPR.

The man was given first aid and CPR, but died from his injuries at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

There was no immediate word on the type of shark involved in Saturday's attack, but it marks the first time since 1936 that someone has been killed by a shark in MA. Officials closed the beach shortly after the attack. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here, ' Booth said WBUR.

Emergency personnel respond to Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass.

The family of the victim, who was from Revere, Massachusetts, was notified but police were not yet releasing his name, Procopio said.

Hayley Williamson, a Cape Cod resident and former lifeguard who was on the beach at the time, was left in disbelief.

Booth said it was a quiet day at the beach, and he saw some people boogie-boarding before he noticed some commotion in the water.

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In August another man, 61-year-old neurologist William Lyton, was attacked by a shark just six miles away from Saturday's incident. He's still recovering from his puncture wounds in a Boston hospital.

Reinhart said she hoped to discuss the incident with fellow Select Board members before saying anything further.

Beachgoers said the Wellfleet beach is popular with surfers, and with sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday it was busy, even though the summer season was over and lifeguards were no longer on watch.

Great white sharks - one of the ocean's most feared predators - are found in waters off Cape Cod. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess".

The local police department is working with the National Park Service and the state police to investigate.

Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, said the Cape doesn't have a lot of experience in how to manage these shark attacks. Joseph Troy Jr., a 16-year-old, was killed by a great white in Mattapoisett on Buzzards Bay in 1936.