According to Fox affiliate WFXT-TV, Myers in his 40’s, was body-surfing with another male who witnesses believe was his son at Ballston Beach in Truro, about one-third of a mile offshore when he was bitten on both leg.
He was hospitalized with severe cuts on both legs, but was not expected to lose any limbs, officials said.
A surgeon who happened to be at the popular beach and witnessed the attack treated the man until an emergency crew arrived.
The surgeon said he believed it was a bull shark, although the possibility remains that it could have been a great white, according to one expert, who noted a high population of seals in the area has attracted the fearsome predators.
Marine Fisheries Assistant Press Secretary Reggie Zimmerman said that the last great white shark attack in Massachusetts was in 1936 and was fatal.