Witnesses to a Massachusetts shark assault on a person say the person was swimming far off the seashore.
The person was attacked Wednesday afternoon whereas swimming off the favored summer time vacationer vacation spot Cape Cod within the first such assault on a human there since 2012.
The assistant harbormaster in Truro says the sufferer was a 61-year-old man who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs. He says the assault occurred at Lengthy Nook Seaside, on the Atlantic Ocean aspect of the peninsula.
WATCH BELOW: Nice white shark interrupts Australian police inspecting boat
Truro police describe the shark assault as unconfirmed. However the city’s web site says the seashore is closed till additional discover.
Quite a few shark sightings have been reported within the space this summer time, together with a number of involving nice whites, the sort within the “Jaws” motion pictures. There’s no affirmation Wednesday’s assault concerned a fantastic white.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says sharks aren’t identified to focus on folks and after they chunk it’s normally as a result of they’re checking to see if one thing is prey or ought to be averted.