Date: September 16, 2018
Contact: Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent, 508-957-0701
WELLFLEET, MA – This can be a unhappy day for the household of Arthur Medici of Revere, MA, the nationwide seashore, and the Cape Cod group. On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at roughly 12:30 pm at Newcomb Hole Seaside in Wellfleet, a suspected white shark attacked the 26-year previous Medici. Mr. Medici died on account of the accidents sustained within the assault. He was faraway from the water and transported to Cape Cod Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom stated, “We’re deeply saddened by this tragic occasion and our condolences exit to the Medici Household.”
The incident continues to be beneath investigation by Nationwide Park Service rangers, the Wellfleet Police Division, and the Cape and Islands District Legal professional’s workplace. The general public might be notified when the species of shark has been confirmed. Wellfleet seashores are at the moment closed to swimming.
Individuals recreating in Cape Cod waters ought to learn and heed advisories posted at seashores. Don’t swim close to seals; swim near shore the place toes can contact the underside; swim, paddle, and kayak in teams; don’t swim alone at daybreak or nightfall; keep away from isolation; and restrict splashing and don’t put on shiny jewellery.