Alligator attacks man diving for golf balls at Rotonda Golf and Country Club, fire rescue says

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 13:58:12-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man was rushed to the hospital Friday after an alligator reportedly bit him in the arm.

It happened at the Rotonda Golf and Country Club around 1 p.m. Friday.

According to Charlotte County Fire & EMS, the 50-year-old victim was diving in a pond to recover golf balls when he was bitten on the left arm.

He managed to make it to land and call 911.

He was flown to an area hospital for treatment.