Shark bites paddle board at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet

– This morning at around 10 am, there was a confirmed bite by a shark on a stand up paddle board at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet. The person on the board was not bitten by the shark. The incident occurred approximately 30 yards off-shore in 3 feet of water, approximately 50 to 75 yards south of the lifeguard-protected beach. Seals were observed swimming nearby. The encounter occurred during high tide and in calm seas. Staff from the national seashore, the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy are investigating. More details will be shared as we have them. Marconi Beach is currently closed to swimming.
Media release and photo furnished by Cape Cod National Seashore
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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