State Rep. and State Senator Offer Joint Statement on Fatal Shark Attack

from Rep. Sarah Peake and State Senator Julian Cyr
State Rep. Sarah Peake and State Senator Julian Cyr (Lower Cape TV photo)

Joint Statement from State Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) and State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) - published verbatim:

We are deeply saddened that a young man sustained life-threatening injuries and has died from an apparent shark bite today off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. 

To the victim’s family, we offer our sincere condolences. A beautiful September day at the beach has been marred by tragedy. Our prayers are with you at this unimaginably difficult time. 

We are immensely grateful to the Wellfleet Rescue Squad, Fire Dept, Police, the Town’s beach staff, and bystanders whose preparation and quick action provided help as soon as possible. Their vigilance, heroism, and response helps keep visitors and residents alike safe every day of the year.

In the coming days and weeks, we stand ready to assist Wellfleet, Truro, and all Cape Cod towns in responding to the risks posed by shark activity in the waters surrounding our communities. 

We encourage people to be vigilant and follow the guidances posted on the informational signs found at the beaches. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on