Cape Cod Gets Shark Safety Help from State

 Boston— The move to enhance emergency response to the towns comes after two shark attacks occurred within a month last summer, one of which killed a 26-year-old Revere man at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. The other attack, at Long Nook Beach in Truro, left a 61-year-old New York man seriously injured. 

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) on Tuesday to announce $383,000 in state funds for municipal preparedness and emergency response programs in the six Cape Cod towns that have Atlantic facing beaches: Truro, Eastham, Wellfleet, Chatham, Orleans and Provincetown.

Great news regarding the Summer season and Shark safety on Cape Cod. Many more steps need to be taken, but action is taking place. Hopefully, last years tragedy has made everyone vigilant about looking out for each other’s safety. When it comes to having fun on the water, we’re all on the same team. Pick up after yourselves, there’s been too much trash on the beaches this offseason.