Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

16 September, 2018, 15:03 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Shark attack kills man at Cape Cod beach, the first such fatality in Massachusetts in 82 years

Mr Booth said others on the beach attempted to make a tourniquet while others frantically called 911.

A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the MA in the United States.

The attack is the first fatal shark attack in MA since 1936, and the second shark attack this season.

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.

The agency said it would continue to work with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, the Cape Cod National Seashore and others to provide information to help swimmers stay safe.

Just last month, a 61-year-old man suffered puncture wounds following another Cape Cod shark attack.

"I was that guy on the beach screaming, 'Shark, shark!"

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


The victim was pulled from the water and taken to a hospital where he died.

'It was like right out of that movie Jaws.

Harbourmaster Nathan Sears said: "We are witnessing sharks feeding aggressively in shockingly shallow water on an nearly daily basis over this past August".

"We've been surfing all morning right here and they were just further down", she said of the two boogie boarders. "The sign advises to avoid swimming near seals, to swim close to shore in waist deep water, and to swim or surf in groups", said the CBS affiliate. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess".

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

Barnstable county commissioner Ron Beaty said he had warned something like this could happen.

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.

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