Shark Bites Man Off Cape Cod

    TRURO, MA - JULY 30:  A man is treated for a shark bite on his legs at Cape Cod's Ballston Beach July 30, 2012 in Truro, Massachusetts. There have been numerous shark sightings off the Cape Cod coast this summer.   (Photo by Jessica Wynne/Getty Images)

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    A man swimming at a Cape Cod beach was apparently bitten by a shark on Monday. Witnesses at the Truro beach say they saw “a very large black dorsal fin” surface near the man, and that shortly thereafter the man, whose name wasn’t released, swam onto shore with bites on his legs. He was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after being taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. “I can tell you it looked just like the movies,” said one witness. “We were in shock in what we saw. We couldn’t believe what we were watching.” While there’s been some recent panic about shark attacks on Cape Cod, there hasn’t actually been a shark-related fatality there since 1936.

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