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-- -- -- -- -- on Cape Cod Massachusetts getting a warning to watch out after what looks to be a shark attack a man reportedly swimming with his son.
Rushed to the hospital after suffering severe bites to his legs.
Witnesses saying that they saw a fan above the water just before the victim was attacked Rick Leventhal live -- -- -- So Rick is this confirmed as a shark attack.
Not officially Heather but the victim told hospital staff he was bitten by a shark and witnesses seem to confirm it.
The man hasn't been identified but it's been described as a strong and -- swimmer who would well offshore body surfing with a teen believed to be it's done.
When this attack occurred it happened all Boston beach on Cape Cod in the -- of true row it's an isolated stretch of coast with heavy surf steep bluffs and no lifeguards.
Witnesses say that -- swimmers were about eighty yards out when a large dorsal -- popped out of the water between them the pair headed toward shore at the teen called for help.
And when they reach the beach you see what happened there are several people ran to help when they -- bite marks on the man's lower legs.
It was unbelievable we really so we're watching a movie I mean you lose we'll look at each other wondering do we just see what we think we -- Was taken to Cape Cod hospital transferred to Massachusetts general in Boston was severe cuts on both legs but.
Won't lose a limb according to the fire chief there says some good news so Rick how rare is this to happen in this area.
Well it hasn't happened in -- -- waters and some 75 years but the risk is said -- being creation because.
Seals there are attracting great whites to Cape Cod and we saw evidence of that last summer school of sharks swimming.
Nearby since 2000.
There have been more than 800 shark attacks worldwide most of the attacks 473 of them occurred in the US -- eleven fatalities last year.
-- -- -- shark attacks in the in US waters with.
Of course any attack and having it could have a chilling effect on beach goers and we heard from one woman who witnessed this event yesterday.
He was leaving the beach you said it's enough for today -- I bet thank you so much stretch we appreciate your.
-- observers you know anything about that the same beach every so yes.
I find a different place to go ahead and my -- -- -- that aren't apple set McCallum on that she gets back we'll get the full story won't.
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