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Man bitten by shark on Cape Cod Wednesday afternoon



A man was bitten today by shark in the town of Truro Massachusetts Wednesday.

According to Cape Cod National Seashore, on Wednesday, August 15 at approximately 4:15 p.m., a 61-year-old male was bitten by a shark. The patient stated he was standing in the water 30 yards offshore when the shark bit him. The location of the incident is approximately 300 yards south of Longnook Beach in Truro within the boundary of Cape Cod National Seashore.

The patient was treated by Town of Truro EMS, transported to the Marconi Site helispot in Wellfleet, and flown via helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. US National Park Service rangers are investigating.

The victim reportedly has deep puncture wounds to the legs and torso.

Longnook Beach is currently closed for swimming according to the town.

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