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Aunt begged shark attack victim not to go to Cape Cod

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Two signs at the top of the dune at Newcomb Hollow Beach alert visitors that the beach is closed to swimming, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Wellfleet, Mass. A Revere man died after being bitten by a shark off Newcomb Hollow Beach on Saturday. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)

REVERE, Mass. — The aunt of the Massachusetts man killed by a shark over the weekend says that she told her nephew to stay away from Cape Cod waters but that he laughed off her concerns.

Marisa Medici tells the Boston Herald that every time she asked Arthur Medici not to go to Cape Cod, he said, “The sharks don’t bite me. I’m Superman.”

He died at the hospital after getting bitten Saturday while boogie boarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. The 26-year-old Revere man was the state’s first shark attack fatality since 1936.

He was with his future brother-in-law when he was bitten on the legs about 30 yards offshore. His femoral arteries were severed.

The aunt says Arthur Medici was “handsome outside, inside, joyful,” and the house was always full of his laughter.

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