Cape Cod beach closed after shark bit paddleboard

No injuries

Photo: National Park Service/Cape Cod National Seashore

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A beach on Cape Cod has been closed after a shark bit a paddleboard as a man was standing on it.

Kathy Tevyaw, acting superintendent at the Cape Cod National Seashore, tells the Cape Cod Times that the 69-year-old man was not bitten in Wednesday morning’s incident at Marconi Beach. She says he was in about 3 feet (0.9 meters) of water when it happened.

She says the beach was immediately closed after the call came in between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Several other beaches on Cape Cod were closed Monday due to shark sightings. At one beach in Orleans, a shark attacked a seal close to shore, sending surfers a few yards away frantically swimming to land.

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