After a 26-year-old Revere man's death Saturday at Newcomb Hollow Beach from what is believed to be a shark bite, public officials expressed sadness and caution as warm days continue on beaches that now have no lifeguards.
Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.
The US National Park Service said it closed beaches for at least an hour about 25 times this year, which is double the annual average.
Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose like magic
The original death toll was put in double digits, but recently a new study placed the "official" count at just short of 3,000. The report compared predicted mortality under normal circumstances and deaths documented after Maria.
A witness of the attack told the Providence Journal he saw "a giant eruption of water - 15 feet-wide".
On Saturday a Cape Cod politician told the Associated Press officials who did not take more aggressive action against sharks bore some responsibility for the fatal attack.
Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, MA. appears in this undated stock photo.
'The inshore waters off Wellfleet are a feeding ground for Great White Sharks.
Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool
Because we came here and tried to do it, you need a really outstanding performance - and that was what the boys delivered today. Tottenham were very erratic at the back and struggled to deal with the pace of the Liverpool attackers.
Joe Booth, a local fisherman and surfer, said: "I was that guy on the beach screaming, 'Shark, shark!'"
A 61-year-old man was severely injured on August 15 after fighting off a shark about 4 miles away from Saturday's attack.
"I saw a worst nightmare unfold here", Booth said. He's now recovering in a Boston hospital.
However, shark sightings around the Cape have reportedly been more frequent this year, leading to several beach closings.
Details emerge about Browns' decision to part ways with Josh Gordon
Earlier Saturday, the Browns had downgraded Gordon from questionable to out for the Saints game, with a hamstring injury. Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon .
Harbourmaster Nathan Sears said: "We are witnessing sharks feeding aggressively in shockingly shallow water on an nearly daily basis over this past August. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here", he admitted to WBUR. Lytton was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was treated for deep puncture wounds to his torso and leg.