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Cape Cod beach reopens after shark spotted near where man was attacked last year

Newcomb Hollow Beach.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

A State Police helicopter spotted a great white shark near swimmers off a beach on Cape Cod, State Police tweeted Tuesday, temporarily closing the beach.

The shark was spotted near Newcomb Hollow Beach on the Truro/Wellfleet line, State Police officials said.

The beach is the same one where 26-year-old Arthur Medici was attacked and killed by a shark while boogie-boarding in the water last year.

“The State Police Air Wing just spotted a large white shark near the swimmers in #Truro,” officials tweeted. “They have notified the local authorities. ”

The beach was reopened around 2:15 p.m., Suzanne Thomas, Wellfleet beach administrator, said.


The news was sure to affect vacationers who flocked to Cape Cod’s beaches as parts of the region suffered a heat wave.

There have been numerous shark sightings in the area this month, with several beaches temporarily closing to swimming.

Less than an hour after the sighting off Cape Cod, South Beach on Martha’s Vineyard was also closed to swimming after a shark was spotted nearby, according to Edgartown police.