WELLFLEET — A man who was bitten by a shark at a Wellfleet beach today has died, according to police.

Wellfleet police Lt. Michael Hurley confirmed at 2:25 p.m. that the shark attack victim died of injuries at Cape Cod Hospital.

He said the victim was a male in his mid-20s, but didn’t identify him.

Leslie Reynolds, chief ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore, confirmed the incident that happened about 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach.

LISTEN: Witness describes shark bite incident in Wellfleet

Reynolds said Seashore rangers and Wellfleet police performed CPR on the victim on the beach after the bite. The person had not been pronounced dead at that time, Reynolds said.

A 61-year-old New York neurologist was bitten by a great white shark Aug. 15 at Long Nook Beach in Truro. The man survived the bite.

VIDEO: Shark attack victim pulled from Wellfleet beach

The most recent fatal shark attack in Massachusetts was at Hollywood Beach above Mattapoisett Harbor in Buzzards Bay in 1936. Nearly 40 years prior, in 1897, a man fishing south of Lynn was killed.

Witness Joe Booth described a harrowing scene at the Wellfleet beach when the incident occurred.

“I saw a worst nightmare unfold here,” Booth said. “Some gentlemen got bit by a shark. We never wanted anything like this to happen, ever. Anywhere,” he said.