Swimmer Off Wellfleet Dies After Shark Attack

A swimmer has died from injuries suffered when he was bitten by a shark around noon time just south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. 

Authorities identified the victim as Arthur Medici of Revere. Medici, born and raised in Brazil and came to the United States two years ago to go to college. Friends describe the 26-year-old as sweet and humble and someone who loved to surf.  Medici was at the beach with his girlfriend's brother Saturday afternoon when the shark attack happened.

The incident happened near the Truro town line, about 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow, which is about 4.5 miles south of Long Nook Beach where William Lytton, 61, of Scarsdale, New York was bitten by a great white shark on August 15. Lytton is undergoing rehabilitation for the injuries he suffered from the shark. Lytton was bitten on the left leg and hip.

According to Shark Attack data, there had been just three fatal shark attacks in Massachusetts history with the last happening in 1936. The two other fatal attacks occurred in 1830 and 1897. Medici becomes the fourth person in Massachusetts to die from a shark attack.

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