On Sept. 14, Wendy Dockray strolled down to Newcomb Hollow Beach, on the shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The waves were mighty that day, so she went to watch the surf pound the shore.
The waves also attracted surfers. “I actually thought, ‘Aren’t they worried?'” Dockray, whose family has owned a house on the cape for 60 years, said in an interview.
The next afternoon, a shark — suspected to be a great white — sunk its teeth into 26-year old boogie-boarder Arthur Medici. The tragedy was first shark attack fatality in Cape Cod since 1936, and it came a month after a shark latched onto the thigh of a New York neurologist, who was fortunately dragged ashore by group of beachgoers, and lived to tell a lurid tale. Read more…
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The wilderness has returned to idyllic Cape Cod. That means great white sharks.