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Florida man is airlifted to hospital after being attacked ‘by a 10 foot gator’ in a national reserve

Florida man is airlifted to hospital with a ‘substantial’ injury to his leg after being attacked ‘by a ten foot alligator’ in a national reserve

  • The unidentified man, reported to be in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital after the alligator attack at DuPuis reserve
  • Officers from the Martin County Fire Rescue crew searched desperately for the man for more than an hour when the call first came in, but to no avail
  • Rescuers were eventually able to locate the man in heavy marsh in the DuPuis Management Area
  • The man had suffered a ‘substantial injury’ to his leg and needed immediate assistance, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said
  • Martin County Fire Rescue’s LifeStar took the man to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment, but his condition is still unknown 

A man had to be airlifted from a Florida national reserve on Saturday when a large alligator attacked him, leaving him with a ‘substantial injury to his leg’.

The unidentified man, reported to be in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital after the alligator attack at DuPuis reserve, which bridges between southwestern Martin County and northwestern Palm Beach County.

Officers from the Martin County Fire Rescue crew searched desperately for the man for more than an hour when the call first came in, but their initial hunt came up empty.

Officers from the Martin County Fire Rescue crew searched desperately for the man for more than an hour when the call first came in, but their initial hunt came up empty

Rescuers were eventually able to locate the man in heavy marsh in the DuPuis Management Area.

The man had suffered a ‘substantial injury’ to his leg and needed immediate assistance, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Martin County Fire Rescue’s LifeStar took the man to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment, but his condition is still unknown.

The unidentified man, reported to be in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital after the alligator attack at DuPuis reserve, which bridges between southwestern Martin County and northwestern Palm Beach County

The unidentified man, reported to be in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital after the alligator attack at DuPuis reserve, which bridges between southwestern Martin County and northwestern Palm Beach County

A witness told authorities that the gator responsible was around 10 feet long (file photo)

A witness told authorities that the gator responsible was around 10 feet long (file photo)

A witness told authorities that the gator responsible was around 10 feet long.

It was unclear what the victim was doing in the reserve when the gator attacked, but the area is known for recreational activities like hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.

Florida wildlife officials have launched an investigation into the incident.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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