Truro shark attack victim talks about fatal incident in Wellfleet

BOSTON (WHDH) - The man attacked by a shark in August on a Truro beach is counting his blessings after a 26-year-old Revere man lost his life in a similar attack Saturday in Wellfleet.

William Lytton, 61, is still recovering at Spaulding Hospital. He says he realizes how lucky he really is.

Lytton was in eight to 10 feet of water when he was attacked by a great white shark.

The bite missed an artery by a few millimeters.

Lytton says he feels horrible for the family of Arthur Medici, who was killed Saturday after getting bit by a shark.

“I was really more horrified than, in some ways, about my own attack because I thought it was just a one-off, isolated incident and second of all, I’ve done well so I thought it’s not as bad as they say, but then (Medici) died. And they told me it’s three millimeters away from my femoral artery,” Lytton said. “You hit the femoral artery and you’re dead. That’s the difference between life and death. I offer my condolences to the family. I feel terrible about it.”

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