Statement from County Commissioner Ron Beaty on Fatal Shark Attack

"I told everybody last year this would eventually happen."
County Commissioner Ron Beaty

News Release from County Commissioner Ronald Beaty, published verbatim...

Cape Cod, MA - Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty stated today, “Regarding the fatal sharck attack which took place at a beach in Wellfleet on Cape Cod today, It is truly unfortunate that this had to happen.”

Beaty went on, “I told everybody last year that this would eventually happen.”

Beaty elaborated, “Perhaps now specific federal, state, and local officials tasked with responsibility for such matters, as well as the Atlantic White Shark  Conservancy in Chatham, will take this issue much more seriously than they have in the recent past.”

Beaty said, “It is my personal belief that the responsibility for this horrible shark attack rests squarely upon the shoulders of the aforementioned officials for their utter lack of attention and inaction regarding the growing shark problem on Cape Cod of the last few years.”

Beaty finally stated, “At this time, I publicly and urgently call for the formation of an official task force made up of key federal, state, regional, and local officials as well as relevant experts, to fully and completely address the Cape Cod shark problem before another human is horriically killed by these voracious predators!” 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