Condition of Truro Shark Attack Victim Upgraded to Good

Long Nook Beach in Truro remains closed indefinitely

What to Know

  • The condition of 61-year-old William Lytton of Scarsdale, New York, has been upgraded from fair to good
  • Long Nook Beach remains closed following the attack and several other shark sightings
  • The attack occurred about 30 yards off shore

Hospital officials say a man bitten by a shark on Cape Cod last week is recovering, upgrading his condition from fair to good Wednesday.

Long Nook Beach, where 61-year-old William Lytton of Scarsdale, New York, was bitten by a Great White shark, remains closed indefintely.

Lytton's condition was upgraded Sunday from serious to fair, but hospital officials said Wednesday he is now in good condition.

Swimming has been prohibited at the Truro, Massachusetts, beach since the attack. Lytton suffered deep puncture wounds. He was taken by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center.

It's unclear when the beach will reopen. Officials closed the beach due to the attack and a number of shark sightings there.

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