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Truro Shark Attack Victim's Condition Upgraded

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 serious to fair
  • 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 earlier this week is recovering, upgrading his condition from serious to fair. Meanwhile, Long Nook Beach, the site of the Great White shark attack, remains closed indefintely.

Officials say 61-year-old William Lytton of Scarsdale, New York, was bitten by a shark 30 yards off shore. His condition was reported as fair, which was an upgrade from serious.

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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