Truro police release shark attack 911 calls

Police release 911 call following reported shark attack

TRURO - Truro police have released the 911 call reporting a shark attack at Ballston Beach in Truro Monday afternoon.

A man body surfing of Ballston Beach around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, was reportedly bitten by a shark.  The man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after sustaining serious bites on his legs.

The Boston Globe reports today that authorities have yet to identify the man who is currently at Mass General Hospital awaiting surgery.

Authorities, including state shark expert Greg Skomal have not officially ruled the incident an attack by a great white shark. According to Skomal, he still needs more information before making that ruling.

Witnesses reported seeing a large fin before the man was attacked.  Although great whites typically don't bother with humans, seals--a staple of the great white's diet--were spotted in the area.

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