Eyewitnesses recount shark attack

Authorities believe an increase in the seal population is to blame for a shark attack on an engineering student off the coast of Cape Cod. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
2:00 | 09/17/18

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Back now with new details on the shark attack that killed this 26 year old man off Cape Cod. It's the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in more than eighty years. And now we're hearing from the victim's friend who was there in the water. And saw it all happened. Terror in the water off the coast of Cape Cod after. Just giant eruption of water. Live. Does it look like sides there lot of. Rationing 26 year old engineering student on from a DT was boogie boarding when police say the shark. Grabbed a hold of it. Get electrical water. But he he's friend Isaac Rocha was nearby. Pictures and it. Here it can't list political blotter error. Roche has said he swam to me DT as fast as he could. Akamai over the water well look let our guard up or put out his shot to try to Iraq. Don't go reading but they're. Several off duty lifeguards who happen to be on the beach with their families jumped into action. There are currently carry the party got an empty parking lot. There you'll probably let. But he she was rushed to hospital but did not survive the attack coming only one month after 61 year old William Litton was attacked by a shark. Four miles up the coast I tore these two tendons here and that point the shark. Let go and swim away a thirty say environmental protection laws in the area resulting in a booming seal population now causing sharks have become more aggressive. You've got your. Credit. The general public needs me incredibly. Now one local official is demanding lawmakers find a solution to the growing problem. Let's finally get these politicians the state reps but congressional leaders in our local leaders in a Rome shut the door. And say you know what we got a problem yeah. We should mention that beach has been closed to swimmers since the attack.

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