A person in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has died after he was bitten by a shark round midday native time on Saturday.
The person, who has not but been recognized, was swimming off the coast of Newcomb Hole Seashore when “he was bitten by what’s believed to be a shark,” the Wellfleet Police Division mentioned in a press release posted to Fb.
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Emergency officers carried out CPR on the sufferer, in his mid-20s, in line with police. Shortly after, he was rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital by officers with Wellfleet Hearth Division however succumbed to his accidents.
The Wellfleet Police Division, which is working with the Nationwide Park Service and the State Police on the case, mentioned it’s withholding the person’s identify till he’s correctly recognized.
“Additional data shall be launched by the District Lawyer’s Workplace,” the police division mentioned.
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The demise follows an Aug. 15 assault on 61-year-old William Lytton, who was swimming off Lengthy Nook Seashore in Truro, additionally on Cape Cod. The neurologist struck the shark within the gills after remembering a nature documentary that mentioned that was the predator’s most delicate spot. His assault was the first in Massachusetts waters since 2012.
The Scarsdale, New York, native hopes to be launched quickly from the hospital and rehabilitation middle he is been in since however has yet one more surgical procedure scheduled.
It was not instantly clear what sort of shark attacked the person Saturday or what his accidents entailed.
Lt. Michael Hurley of the Wellfleet Police Division was not instantly out there for extra remark when contacted by Fox Information on Saturday.
The Related Press contributed to this report.