WELLFLEET, Mass. — Authorities closed a beach on Cape Cod Wednesday after a shark bit a paddleboard as a man was standing on it.

Kathy Tevyaw, acting superintendent at the Cape Cod National Seashore, told the Cape Cod Times that the 69-year-old man on the paddleboard escaped injury in the morning incident at Marconi Beach. She said the man was paddleboarding in about 3 feet of water when it happened.

She said 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 because of 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.

Video of shark attacking seal on Monday:

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.