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Monday’s Shark Attack on the Cape Likely a Great White

(Courtesy: Cape Cod Times/Jason Kolnos)

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts shark biologist says it is likely a great white shark was the animal that bit a swimmer off a Cape Cod beach this week.

State Marine Fisheries official Gregory Skomal said Tuesday he hasn’t talked to the victim, but the description of the man’s injuries, witness accounts, and the presence of gray seals near the beach fit with a great white attack.

Truro police said Christopher Myers suffered severe cuts to both legs in Monday’s attack at Truro’s Ballston Beach. The beach remained open Tuesday.

State officials said the last great white shark attack off the Massachusetts coast was in 1936, and the person died.

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