Man dies after shark attack in Cape Cod

Beachgoers at Newcomb Hollow Beach help carry a victim of a shark attack.                        Twitter  @SoulKontroll

Beachgoers at Newcomb Hollow Beach help carry a victim of a shark attack. Twitter @SoulKontroll

A 26-year-old surfer died on Saturday after being attacked by a shark in the waters off a Cape Cod beach, becoming the first person killed in MA by a shark in more than 80 years.

The incident occurred around noon ET at Newcomb Hollow Beach, Wellfleet police said.

The man, who has not been named, was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was later pronounced dead, though the extent of his injuries are not known.

The beach was closed as National Park Service Rangers and Wellfleet police conducted an investigation.

This is the first shark attack death in MA in more than 80 years, according to People Magazine.

A 61-year-old man from NY was seriously injured last month, just five miles away, after punching a shark in the gills off Long Nook Beach near the town of Truro.

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

Beach-goers carry a shark attack victim down Newcomb Hollow Beach.

Trump Administration Moved $10 Million From FEMA Budget to ICE
The agency that spearheads the federal response to natural disasters is down almost $10 million out of its $ 15 billion budget. Jeff Merkley of OR in an appearance Tuesday on "The Rachel Maddow Show", as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas.

Witnesses say the man was boogie boarding with a friend when the shark aggressively attacked.

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.

Then the victim's friend dragged him to shore. It was like right out of that movie Jaws.

However, shark sightings around the Cape have reportedly been more frequent this year, leading to several beach closings. "This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here".

Mr Booth said the attack victim and his friend were boogie-boarding when the attack happened. It's also the first fatal attack in the United States since April 2015. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess".

Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty said he anxious this would happen.

Great white sharks - one of the ocean's most feared predators - are found in waters off Cape Cod.

Recommended News

  • Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

    Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

    Alaniz said authorities were planning on filing four murder charges and one charge of aggravated kidnapping against Ortiz. The victim was able to provide a detailed description of Ortiz, including his tattoos, Alaniz said.
    West Nile Virus Hits Northern Kentucky, 3 Infected

    West Nile Virus Hits Northern Kentucky, 3 Infected

    Samples were submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, which confirmed the diagnosis of West Nile on September 7. The Washoe County Health District's Communicable Disease Program investigates all reported cases of diseases such as WNV.
    Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

    Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

    It said it was located about 60 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , and forecasters predicted a slow westward march. Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, after stalking the coastline for days.
  • 'Unique' Hazard can be Europe's best, says Sarri

    'Unique' Hazard can be Europe's best, says Sarri

    Cardiff went into the global break with a 3-2 loss to Arsenal , a game that earned the Gunners their second win of the season. Chelsea are now second in the Premier League with 10 goals , and only defending champions Manchester City have more with 11.
    The Most Powerful Photos From Hurricane Florence

    The Most Powerful Photos From Hurricane Florence

    Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it was unclear how many did. With half of the storm still out over the Atlantic, Florence continued to collect warm ocean water and dump it on land.
    Rihanna Supports Nicki Minaj? - The Singer Unfollows Cardi B On Instagram!

    Rihanna Supports Nicki Minaj? - The Singer Unfollows Cardi B On Instagram!

    ANYTHING I SAY.She's got my vote!" Twitter also weighed in Minaj's tweet , with many encouraging Cardi to endorse Nixon. Diddy has thrown his support behind Tish James for Attorney General who is running under the Cuomo ticket.
  • A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

    A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

    Officials in New Bern said more than 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown was under water by Friday afternoon. He said he believed that crews wouldn't be able to get to him as of Saturday morning, as floodwaters were chest-high.
    How FEMA uses Waffle Houses in disasters

    How FEMA uses Waffle Houses in disasters

    If a Waffle House closes, it suggests the event was bad enough to potentially have devastating effects on the economy. At the front of the room, three screens showed storm maps and news coverage of Category 4 hurricane's path.
    Texas Board Votes To Cut Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller From History Courses

    Texas Board Votes To Cut Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller From History Courses

    Using a ranking system , the 15 board members decided which historical figures are "essential" and which ones aren't. They approved the removal of several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller .
  • BMW Motorrad develops a self-driving R 1200 GS adventure bike

    BMW Motorrad develops a self-driving R 1200 GS adventure bike

    Also, on the off chance that you thought self driving cars looked sort of wonky, the R1200GS takes odd to an all new level. It will be tested to discover more about unsafe situations and the appropriate safety tech to support the ride in those.
    Browns say entire offense, not just Taylor, must improve

    Browns say entire offense, not just Taylor, must improve

    Now they're determined to spearhead an offensive turnaround Sunday when the Browns (0-0-1) visit the New Orleans Saints (0-1). "Whether that is newness or whatever it is, I do not want to get caught up in all of that".
    Browns WR Gordon (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Saints

    Browns WR Gordon (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Saints

    He's the same guy who caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 and earned first-team All-Pro honors. Gordon missed much of training camp when he took a leave of absence for treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.