Shark Attack Kills Cape Cod Swimmer in His 20s: ‘It Was Like Right Out of Jaws,’ Says Witness


Massachusetts saw its first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years on Saturday when a male swimmer died in Cape Cod.

In a Facebook post shared Saturday afternoon, the Wellfleet Police Department announced that a male swimmer in his mid-20s “was bitten by what is believed to be a shark” around 12 p.m. at Newcomb Hollow Beach.

“I was that guy on the beach screaming, ‘Shark, shark!’ It was like right out of that movie Jaws,” Joe Booth, a local fisherman who was on the shore when the attack happened, told the Associated Press. “This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here.”

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