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Shark bites man’s ankle at Ballston Beach in Truro

A swimmer was bitten on the ankle Monday, apparently by a shark while in the water off ­Ballston Beach in Truro, police said. The injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

The man, who was not identified, swam to shore and spoke with rescue personnel as he was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after a 911 call came in about 3:30 p.m., said dispatcher Martha Wheeler of the Truro police. About 7 p.m., the man was being prepared for transfer to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said Ana ­Paula, a secretary in the emergency room at Cape Cod Hospital.

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