Beachgoers save man from ocean off Cape Cod

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Beachgoers are being credited with saving a man who was swept out to sea off Cape Cod Saturday afternoon.

The rescue happened at Menauhant Beach in Falmouth.

The Falmouth Fire Rescue Department said they were called to the beach at 3:16 p.m. for a possible shark attack. When they arrived, they learned it was a near drowning, and the man had already been pulled ashore.

The department said bystanders were performing CPR, and the man’s condition “improved greatly.”

Witnesses told first responders the man had been swept more than 100 yards out to sea. The man was able to talk to first responders and said he had been taken by a rip current, according to the department.

The man was flown to a hospital in Providence. The department said he was conscious and alert as he was being put on the helicopter.

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