Authorities: Man, 87, bitten by alligator in Florida

Posted at 8:56 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 08:56:00-04

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 87-year-old man has been bitten by an alligator in Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the 7-to-8-foot-long (approximately 2-meter-long) alligator bit the man at Lake Beresford near DeLand on Sunday morning. The man's identity has not been released.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Andrew Gant says the man's hand and leg were bitten, but he was alert and conscious. Medics brought the man to a hospital, though his condition is unclear.

Further details have not been released.

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