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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cape Cod Beaches Still Open After Shark Attack

A great white shark swimming in the waters near Cape Cod Mass. (AP/Massachusets State Division of Marine Fisheries)

The Denver man bitten by a shark on Monday is recovering in a Boston hospital today, after Monday’s attack off Ballston Beach in Truro, Massachusetts. Chris Myers was swimming with his son when he was bitten on the legs.

He says he’ll be more careful from now on.

“I’ve been swimming at that beach ever since I was a little kid and nobody in recent memory has had a shark attack which [is] what they think that was. Our odds are still pretty good but maybe people need to be a little more careful than I was,” he said to Good Morning America.

Beaches on the Cape remain open after the attack.

Guest:

  • Stephen St. Clair, beach supervisor for Truro, Massachusetts

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  • Joe

    Hey People in La Jolla Cove are you listening? The seal lovers will ruin La Jolla Cove for ALL swimmers, divers, and kayakers. If seals (aka shark bait) are allowed to increase in numbers so will sharks.

  • BHA_in_Vermont

    What was the man wearing? If it was a black wet suit, there is no surprise that a splashing black object might be confused as “normal food”.  Even if he wasn’t wearing something that made him look even minimally like a seal, sharks are attracted to splashing and blood much more than sight.

    The man is still alive, no loss of limbs. The shark figured out pretty fast that this was NOT “normal food” or there wouldn’t be much left of the man.

    I’m glad he wasn’t seriously hurt and perhaps many people will learn the lesson that it isn’t wise to swim in water filled with natural shark food.

  • http://peakvt.blogspot.com PeakVT

    A shark bite story?  Seriously?

  • jones

    this guy swam out almost to the lobster trap lines, which is way farther than anyone should be swimming!  dumbass

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