A man is recovering after an attack by a suspected great white shark off Ballston Beach in Truro, Mass. Monday, the New York Daily News said.
Christopher Myers and his son were wading out to a sand bar when Myers was pulled under the water, the Daily said.
His son and several witnesses report seeing a fin at the time of the attack, the Daily said.
Myers was able to swim back to shore and paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he is recovering, the Daily said.
The great white shark population has increased significantly in the Cape Cod area in recent years due to the increased population of seals, Fox News said.
Gray seals were nearly extinct until the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, Fox News said.