71-year-old woman hospitalized after gator bite in Southwest Florida

Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 12:41:38-04

A 71-year-old woman was flown to a nearby hospital after she was bitten Sunday by a 10-foot alligator in Southwest Florida.

The incident happened in the city of San Carlos Park in Lee County just before 6 p.m.

Crews said when they arrived in the Shadow Wood Preserve they found the woman with injuries to her extremities from an alligator bite.

She was transported as a trauma alert by helicopter.

The gator was removed from the scene by Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Officials have not released any additional information at this time.