Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

The attack happened around noon at Newcomb Hollow Beach

The attack happened around noon at Newcomb Hollow Beach

A 26-year-old man from Revere died after he was attacked by a shark in the waters off a beach in Wellfleet on Saturday afternoon, according to State Police.

The man was pulled from the water and given CPR but later died in hospital from his injuries, police in the town of Wellfleet said.

The death is being investigated by the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office.

The beach was closed to swimming, according to Wellfleet Police Lieutenant Michael Hurley.

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.

A 61-year-old NY man was severely injured August 15 after fighting off a shark off Truro, about 4 miles north of Saturday's attack. He's still recovering from his puncture wounds in a Boston hospital. The agency says the attack happened 300 yards south of the beach.


Witnesses say he was boogie-boarding in the sea off Newcomb Hollow Beach when the attack happened at around 12pm local time (5pm United Kingdom time) on Saturday.

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

Visitors to Newcomb Hollow Beach are greeted by a sign warning them to "Be Shark Smart".

He said the man kicked at something behind him, and that there was flicker of a tail from the water. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess". It's also the first fatal attack in the United States since April 2015. Lytton suffered deep lacerations on his leg and torso but was able to break free by punching the shark in the gills. Great White Sharks are predators and should be considered unsafe.

This is the second shark attack on a human this summer.

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