Fatal Shark Attack In Wellfleet 15 September 2018

The attack happened around noon at Newcomb Hollow Beach

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

The victim was taken to a Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis where he died, State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement. The sign advises to avoid swimming near seals, to swim close to shore in waist deep water, and to swim or surf in groups. The agency says the attack happened 300 yards south of the beach.

Witnesses have claimed that they saw the victim and another man boogie boarding just off the beach when the disaster happened.

He said he saw the man kick aggressively kick something behind him and a flicker of a tail from the water.

However, shark sightings around the Cape have reportedly been more frequent this year, leading to several beach closings.

'It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here, ' Booth said WBUR.

His attack was the first in MA waters since 2012.

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"We are witnessing sharks feeding aggressively in shockingly shallow water on an nearly daily basis over this past August", he wrote.

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

The man's death Saturday comes exactly a month after an August 15 shark attack off Cape Cod.

Picariello and two other off-duty Wellfleet lifeguards were at Newcomb Hollow at the time of the attack and assisted with medical help.

Reinhart said she hoped to discuss the incident with fellow Select Board members before saying anything further. He's now recovering in a Boston hospital. "Right spot, wrong time, I guess".

News Release from County Commissioner Ronald Beaty, published verbatim. He said those officials were responsible for "this disgusting shark attack" due to lack of attention and inaction.

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