Mass. man dies in 1st fa­tal shark at­tack in the state in 8 decades

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WELLFLEET, Mass. — Po­lice say a 26-year-old man boo­gie board­ing off a Cape Cod beach was at­tacked by a shark and later died at a hos­pi­tal, the first fa­tal shark at­tack in Mas­sachusetts in 82 years.

Wellfleet Po­lice Lt. Michael Hur­ley said the Re­vere man died from his in­juries fol­low­ing the at­tack in the wa­ters off New­comb Hol­low Beach in Wellfleet. The man’s name was not re­leased.

The man was pro­nounced dead at Cape Cod Hos­pi­tal in Hyan­nis. Hur­ley said state po­lice and the Cape Cod Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s of­fice are han­dling the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Of­fi­cials closed the beach to swim­ming.

The at­tack is the first fa­tal shark at­tack in Mas­sachusetts since 1936.

A New York man was se­verely in­jured Aug. 15 af­ter fight­ing off a shark off Truro, also on Cape Cod. He is re­cov­er­ing in a Bos­ton hos­pi­tal.

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