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Shark Attacks Man at Massachusetts Beach

July 23, 1996

TRURO, Mass. (AP) _ A man who was attacked by a shark in 4 feet of water needed 46 stitches for wounds on his left leg and right foot.

James Orlowski, 46, of West Springfield was attacked Sunday by a 6- to 8-foot-long blue shark at Cold Storage Beach.

Shark sightings in the area are fairly common but attacks are not. Fire Department spokesman Frederick Shaw said the attack was the first he had heard of in his 11 years in Truro, at the tip of Cape Cod.

The Fire Department posted warnings at the five town beaches that face Cape Cod Bay, Shaw said, and officials ordered personnel at those beaches to advise people not to go in the water or to use extreme caution.

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