Statement from County Commissioner Ron Beaty on Fatal Shark Attack

Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe Mexico. These fish are apex predators in temperate marine ecosystems

Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe Mexico. These fish are apex predators in temperate marine ecosystems

A man in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has died after he was bitten by a shark around noon local time on Saturday.

It has been 82 years since a shark attack claimed a life in MA.

Arthur Medici, from Revere, Massachusetts, was bitten in the water around midday yesterday off Newcomb Hollow Beach, police said. "This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here".

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

The attack occurred on Saturday near Newcomb Hollow Beach on Cape Cod.

His name had not yet been released to the public but the man's family were said to have been informed.

An off-duty lifeguard told the newspaper that the victim had injuries to his lower body and no pulse as rescuers tried to save him.

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

A 61-year-old man suffered puncture wounds in a Cape Cod shark attack last month.

"Today is just keeping everyone out of water", Hurley said.

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. The National Park Service, which manages numerous picturesque beaches where white sharks tend to congregate, said it closed beaches for at least an hour about 25 times this year - more than double the annual average. The patient is being transported to Cape Cod Hospital via ambulance. The neurologist struck the shark in the gills after remembering a nature documentary that said that was the predator's most sensitive spot.

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.

The state's last shark attack fatality was on July 25, 1936, when 16-year-old Joseph Troy Jr. was bitten in waters off Mattapoisett.

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