Shark Attack in Cape Cod: Man Bitten at Crowded Beach

Many wonder whether the waters are safe after a swimmer was bitten on both legs.
1:56 | 07/31/12

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NOW, TO THAT SHARK ATTACK OFF CAPE COD, RIGHT AT THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER VACATIO THE COUNTRY. AND ABC'S JOHN SCHRIFFEN HAS THAT STORY. ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE? Reporter: CHRIS AND HIS SON WERE BODY SURFING OFF THE BALLSTON BEACH ON CAPE COD. IT HAS A DORSAL FIN ABOUT THIS HIGH. THEY CAME UP. AND THEY WENT APART. Reporter: ON THE BEACH, PEOPLE WATCHED HELPLESSLY AS THE FATHER OF TWO IN HIS 50s, WAS PULLED UNDER WATER. BEFORE SURFACING AND SCREAMING FOR HELP. THEY DRAGGED HIM OUT. THEY HAD TO CARRY HIM UP HERE. HE WAS BLEEDING THROUGH THE GAUZE. IT WAS BAD. Reporter: POLICE SAY THE SHARK POSSIBLY IN ONE, SINGLE, CRUSHING BLOW, BIT MYERS IN BOTH LEGS BELOW THE KNEES. PRETTY DEEP. YOU COULD SEAMUSLE AE MUSCLE AN. Reporter: AUTHORITIES POSTED NOTICED TO SWIMMERS. BUT DID NOT CLOSE THE BEACH. SHARKS HAVE BEEN MORE VISIBLE ALONG CAPE COD THIS SUMMER. EXPERTS SAY THAT'S BECAUSE OF A DRASTIC INCREASE OF SEALS, ON WHICH SHARKS FEED, SWIMMING IN THE AREA. JUST THREE WEEKS AGO, A SHARK WAS SPOTTED FOLLOWING A KAYAKER IN CHATTHAM, ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH OF MONDAY'S ATTACK. IT'S A LITTLE ALARMING. I MUST SAY, WITH KIDS AND BOYS THAT ARE PRETTY BRAVE AND LIKE TO GO OUT DEEP IN THE WATER, IT'S A LITTLE ALARMING, ESPECIALLY WITH THE SEALS COMING SO CLOSE. Reporter: MYERS WAS ON VACATION. BUT IT WAS NOT HIS FIRST TIME AT THAT BEACH. JUST A FEW HOURS AGO, A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE VICTIM TOLD ABC NEWS, HE IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL. ABOUT THE UNDERGO SURGERY TO REPAIR A SEVERED TENDON. HIS INJURIES ARE NOT LIFE-THREATENING. THAT'S GOOD NEWS. THANKS SO MUCH.

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