BOSTON (CBS) – Before a man was bitten by a shark in shallow water off of Long Nook Beach on Wednesday, the last time someone was attacked off Cape Cod was 2012, also in Truro.Reopening Of Wedding Industry Welcome News For Business, Brides And Grooms
“I kicked very hard with my free leg, with my right leg,” Myers told reporters at the time about his escape. “The shark decided I wasn’t very tasty or something good happened and he let me go.”READ MORE: Arrest Made After 80-Year-Old Shrewsbury Woman Injured In Hit & Run
“Don’t be an easy meal,” Myers added with a lighthearted piece of advice to swimmers following his attack.
The last fatal shark attack in the area was 1936 off Mattapoisett.MORE NEWS: Lowell Mayor Calls For School Committee Member To Resign Over Anti-Semitic Slur
The 61-year-old victim of Wednesday’s attack suffered puncture wounds to his hip. He was taken by MedFlight helicopter to Tufts Medical Center.