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Man bitten by shark in Cape Cod waters has died, police say

Man bitten by shark in Cape Cod waters has died, police say

A swimmer at a Cape Cod beach died Saturday in what experts believe is the first fatal shark attack in MA in more than 80 years.

The 26-year-old victim of the tragic and shocking shark attack in Cape Cod on September 15 has been identified as Brazilian student Arthur Medici, who moved to the states two years ago to attend college.

The last fatal shark attack in MA happened in 1936.

The US National Park Service said it closed beaches for at least an hour about 25 times this year, which is double the annual average. "This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here".

Newcomb Hollow Beach, where the victim was swimming, has a sign saying "Be Shark Smart" warning swimmers to avoid going near seals and to swim near the shore.

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

Arthur Medici
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Emergency responders attempted to perform CRP on the man, who is thought to have suffered injuries to his lower body in the attack.

A 61-year-old NY neurologist was bitten by a great white shark August 15 at Long Nook Beach in Truro. He's now recovering in a Boston hospital.

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

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. Shortly after, he was rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital by officials with Wellfleet Fire Department but succumbed to his injuries. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess". United States park rangers and Wellfleet Police are investigating. Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty said he had warned something like this could happen and urged measures to reduce the number of white sharks.

Sightings of great white sharks have soared this year in Cape Cod, where the suspected shark attack happened. It's also the first fatal attack in the United States since April 2015.