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Woman killed by alligator in SC was doing homeowner's nails

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Posted at 8:35 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 08:35:50-04

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities say the woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community along the South Carolina coast was visiting the homeowner to do her nails.

Charleston County deputies said 58-year-old Cynthia Covert was trying to touch the animal at a Kiawah Island pond when it grabbed her Friday.

A police report says after briefly getting away from the alligator, Covert stood in waist deep water and said “I guess I wont do this again,” but the alligator grabbed her in its jaws and took her under again.

An autopsy report determined Covert drowned.