Fatal Shark Attack In Wellfleet 15 September 2018

Two people look out at the shore after a reported shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet Mass. Saturday Sept. 15 2018

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 incident happened about noon when the man was swimming at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, police said.

A man who was bitten by a shark at a Wellfleet beach today has died, according to police. The local district attorney's office and the Massachusetts State Police were investigating. Two signs at the top of the dune at Newcomb Hollow Beach alert visitors that the beach is closed to swimming, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Wellfleet, Mass.

It has been 82 years since a shark attack claimed a life in MA.

In August, a man was bitten by a shark at Long Nook Beach. He's still recovering from his puncture wounds in a Boston hospital.

"I was that guy on the beach screaming, 'Shark, shark", he said.

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This was the second shark attack on Cape Cod this summer.

The state's last shark attack fatality was on July 25, 1936, when 16-year-old Joseph Troy Jr. was bitten in waters off Mattapoisett. The man's friend had to drag him to shore.

According to off-duty lifeguard Adriana Picariello, the man had injuries to his lower extremities and no pulse while he was being tended to on the beach.

"We've been surfing all morning right here and they were just further down", she said of the two boogie boarders.

Two people look out at the water after a shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass., on September 15. "Fifteen feet wide. I saw a tail and a lot of thrashing", Booth said.

Shortly after, he was rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital by officials with Wellfleet Fire Department but succumbed to his injuries. Great White Sharks are predators and should be considered unsafe.

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