26-year-old college student dies after being bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts' first fatal attack in more than 80 years

Business Insider | 9/17/2018 | Ashley Collman, INSIDER
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Arthur Medici, 26, died on Saturday after being attacked by a shark while boogie boarding at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Medici's death marked the state's first fatal shark attack in 82 years.

Attack - Cape - Cod - Weeks - Experts

It was the second attack on Cape Cod in two weeks, which experts attribute to a rising seal population.

A 26-year-old engineering student died on Saturday after being attacked by a shark while boogie boarding at a Cape Cod beach.

Arthur - Medici - Body - Future - Brother-in-law

Arthur Medici was body surfing with his future brother-in-law, Isaac Rocha, when he was bitten and dragged under the water by what is believed to be a great white shark.

"I just saw him go down under the water and he popped back up really quick and I saw a lot of blood in the water already and he was screaming," Rocha told CBS News.

Shark - Tail - Something - Part - Shark

"And then I saw like a shark tail or something like a part of a shark and I swam to him as fast as I could in that moment and I got to him, I dragged him back to shore about 35-to-40 yards," Rocha added. "When I got to shore I was exhausted. I couldn't bring him more up the shore. I fell down and I was still carrying him. I got a boogie board strap and I tied it around his thigh to try to stop the bleeding."

Bystanders met the two men at the shore and helped fashion a better tourniquet with a dog's leash.

Parking - Lot - Halfway - CPR

They then carried him toward the parking lot, but had to stop halfway there because he had stopped breathing and they began CPR.

Paramedics met them on the beach soon after and Medici was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was pronounced dead.

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