A man from Massachusetts was killed after being attacked by a shark on a beach in Cape Cod.
Revere's 26-year-old man was attacked when he was doing a boogie session with a friend on Saturday afternoon, police say.
It was around noon when the man was knocked off his board by the shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet.
A 26-year-old man from Revere, Massachusetts died Saturday after a shark attack on a beach in Cape Cod, his body was taken away from the beach in the photo above
The beach closed after the attack. The victim was transferred to the hospital where he died
Authorities closed the beach after the man was attacked while doing a boogie session with a friend at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet around 12:00 on Saturday.
After his friend brought him back to the coast, he underwent CPR and beach attendants helped take his body to the beach, according to CBS.
He was taken to a Cape Cod hospital in Hyannis where he died, state police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.
After the cruel attack the beach was closed.
"There will be a determination later on what the city wants to do with the beaches in the future," said Wellfleet police Lt. Michael Hurley.
The police reported the alleged shark bite on Saturday afternoon
Local fisherman and surfer Joe Booth said he was on the shore and witnessed the attack. He said the victim kicked aggressively something behind him and then saw a tail flicker in the water.
Then the friend of the victim dragged him to the shore.
"I was that guy on the beach screaming" Shark, shark! "It was like leaving the movie Shark, this has become Amity Island very fast here," said Booth WBUR.
This is the first fatal shark attack to take place in Massachusetts since 1936. This is the second shark attack to take place on Cape Cod this summer.
Newcomb Hollow Beach, where the victim was swimming, has a sign that says & # 39; Be Shark Smart & # 39; to warn swimmers to avoid approaching seals and swimming near the coast.
"The coastal waters of Wellfleet are a feeding place for white sharks, they come to this area to feed on seals, great white sharks are predators and should be considered dangerous, encounters with sharks are rare, but please be alert," said the sign.
The attack is being investigated by the state police and the prosecutor's office of the Cape and Islands district.
The Wellfleet Police Department reported the incident on Facebook shortly after saying it is believed to be a shark bite attack, adding that the identification of the victim will be withheld until the corresponding notification.