Swimmer bitten by shark off coast of Cape Cod, officials say

The coastal town of Truro announced that Longnook Beach has been closed to swimming due to the shark attack on Wednesday afternoon.
1:33 | 08/16/18

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Transcript for Swimmer bitten by shark off coast of Cape Cod, officials say
We're back now with a Massachusetts beech hill are recoverable by shark attack happened unpaid con in the town of world witnesses say the man was about. Thirty yards from the shore when the shark attacked. Chaos on this beach in Cape Cod. A man swimming off the shores coming face to face with what eyewitnesses described as a huge shark. Yelling and got an award you know. Shocked shocked the victim a 61 year old man suffering puncture wounds to his torso and legs looking for the victims some reason nursing school graduates. We're also nearby. No I was witness of the Kennedy think it was a big deal as the closer he realized. He had been attacks may start he had an immediate medical care grabbed all the talent that he can't track did but and I stopped the bleeding. This photo shows beach goers and paramedics carrying the stretcher up the dunes someone had run out. Collins an ambulance and everything so helpless on the lay. A booming seal population on Cape Cod is a magnet for great white sharks. And while this will be the first shark attack of its kind in Massachusetts in six years. Several shark sightings have been reported in the area in recent days at least two great whites spotted just a hundred yards off the shore. And this was seen off the coast of Cape Cod just last week when a green light jumped out of the water and lunching at the scientist into the back. And we did see that in the meantime a shark expert says the in this shark may have mistaken that man for. A seal or another animal to beach is still close today.

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