A public service announcement about swimming with great white sharks

Special report from Megan McGlover, the same day state confirms great white shark attack

 

Tuesday, state officials issued a statement confirming that the incident that occurred last Monday off Ballston Beach in Truro was indeed a shark attack.  Reginald Zimmerman, Assistant Press Secretary for the state's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued the following statement:

"Working with George Burgess, the curator of the International Shark Attack File, officials from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have determined that the injuries sustained by Chris Myers off Ballston Beach, Truro on July 30 can be attributed to a great white shark. This conclusion was reached after examination of the injuries and testimony from Myers."

The state continues to urge beachgoers to be aware of their surrounding and use common sense when swimming in the ocean from Truro to Chatham. Swimmers should avoid swimming at dawn or dusk, should stay close to shore and should avoid swimming near seals.

To that end,  CapeCodToday.com and CapeCodTravel.com have issued the above public service announcement featuring Megan McGlover.  McGlover, who hails from California and now resides in Atlanta, GA, has become a YouTube.com sensation with her in depth weather and new reports featuring insightful advice about avoiding all things stoopid.

Above, Ms. McGlover reaches out to Cape Cod beachgoers and like state officials, implores us all to be smart when leaving the shores of Cape Cod.

Listen to the 911 calls following the shark attack here.

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