A 26-year-old man died today after a horrific shark attack in Cape Cod.
The victim was on his boogie board close to the shore in Massachusetts when he suffered fatal injuries.
The man was boogie boarding with a friend at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet around 12 noon on Saturday.
Witnesses say he tried to kick the shark then was attacked and was dragged out to sea.
His friend managed to drag his body to shore where life saving CPR was administered before the victim was rushed to hospital.
However, he was pronounced dead on arrival. This is the first fatal shark attack to take place in Massachusetts since 1936.
Local fisherman and surfer Joe Booth said he was on the shore and witnessed the attack. He said the victim aggressively kicked something behind him then he saw a flicker of a tail in the water.
Then the victim's friend dragged him to shore.
He said: "I was that guy on the beach screaming "Shark, shark!" It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here."
Officials closed down the beach after the attack and they are still investigating the incident.
The victim – who is believed to be from the Revere area – has not been named yet.
He was taken to a Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis where he died,State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.
"There'll be a determination later about what the town wants to do with the beaches going forward," Wellfleet Police Lieutenant Michael Hurley said.
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