Officials Identify Shark Attack Victim

Scarsdale, New York resident...
Great White Shark (Wikimedia Commons)

Officials have identified the victim in Wednesday's shark attack at Long Nook Beach.

Sixty-one-year-old William Lytton was taken by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Long Nook Beach remains closed to swimming until further notice.

Prior to Wednesday, the most recent shark attack on Cape Cod was in 2012 when Christopher Myers required 47 stitches after he was bitten by a great white shark at Ballston Beach in Truro. 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