Close To Shore-The Terrifying Shark Attacks

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The novel Close to Shore- The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916, by Michael Cappuzzo, recount the devastating shark attacks which on the New Jersey beaches in the summer of 1916. It all began on July 1, 1916, when Charles Vansant was swimming in the ocean right off of Beach Haven, when he was pulled under water by a great white shark. Charles Vansant died on the shore of Beach Haven and his death was recorded as the first death in the United States to be caused by a shark attack.
During the same summer, Charles Bruder a bell- hop at a hotel in Spring Lake decided to go for a “quick dip” in the water during his break. He was ferociously attacked by a great shark, which many think to have been the same one to attack the Vansant child, and died

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