Alligator bites woman at Florida wilderness park

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WESH)— A woman was bitten by an alligator at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Brevard County.

Witnesses said a group of about a dozen people were swimming out in a lake near Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port Saint John Saturday afternoon when the woman was bitten.

According to witnesses, soon after the attack they saw what looked to be an eight to ten foot long alligator in the water.

As soon as that happened, witnesses said everyone ran from the water and a few people tried to help the woman as they called 911.

“Several people grabbed towels and shirts and wrapped her side and leg and then they rushed her up,” witness Dave Nygard said.

The woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Her condition is unclear.

First responders said this is the first alligator attack they’ve seen in the county in a long time.


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