Yonkers woman comes to aid of Scarsdale man bit by shark in Cape Cod

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A Yonkers woman came to the aid of a Scarsdale man after a shark bit him in Cape Cod last week.

Molly Tobin was on a family vacation at the remote Longnook Beach in Touro, Massachusetts, last Wednesday when she heard the screams. 

"Shark attack. So my friend and I went to see if there was anything we could do to help, and we were the first people to get to him,” she says.

A shark believed to be a Great White bit Bill Lytton, a 61-year-old who lives just 6 miles from Tobin.

Tobin says she and her friend did what they could to stop the bleeding before EMS arrived.

"We had no medical supplies. I was in a bathing suit. Couldn't even rip my clothes off to help so we got beach towels,” she says.

News 12 met up with Tobin in Yonkers, and it turns out she was better prepared for the emergency than most - she was on her way to a job interview in the city to become a nurse.

There is no word on the condition of the shark attack victim.

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