A woman was killed by two alligators after falling into a small lake on a golf course not far from her home in Florida. Investigations in progress.
She was killed by two alligators after accidentally falling into a pond near her home on a golf course. An elderly woman died in Englewood, Florida, United States, whose identity has not yet been disclosed.
This happened on Friday night: according to the Sarasota County Sheriff, the woman was seen falling into the water and she “struggled to stay afloat”, but she was grabbed by the two animals that killed her. The woman was in fact declared dead on the spot.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has captured and removed the two alligators from the pond, announcing that it will help law enforcement clarify the dynamics of what happened. “From 1948 to 2021, Florida reported 442 accidents caused by alligators, 26 of which resulted in fatalities,” the agency specified. “Over the past 10 years, an average of eight accidents caused by alligators have been recorded, which are quite serious enough to require professional medical care. The probability that a resident of this state will be seriously injured during such incidents is about one in 3.1 million “
Although alligator fatalities remain rare in the United States, averaging one per year across the country, the latest accident in Englewood became the third death in the past three months. In June, a man was dragged into a pond by an alligator near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In May, also in Florida, 47-year-old Sean Thomas McGuness was identified as the first victim after his body was found with three missing limbs in Largo, in the Tampa Bay area.