Woman found dead in Florida pond after apparent alligator attack

Deputies say 2 gators seen grabbing woman who fell into water
alligator in pond at Valspar Championship golf tournament in Palm Harbor, March 20, 2022
Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-16 15:30:27-04

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A woman found dead in a Florida pond was the apparent victim of an alligator attack.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputies said a woman's body was found in a pond Friday night at the Boca Royale Golf & Country Club in Englewood.

Deputies said the woman was seen falling into the water near her home.

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"While in the water, two alligators were observed near the victim and ultimately grabbed her while in the water," a news release said.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, officers were called to remove the gators. FWC officials said one was 8-foot-10-inches tall, while the other was 7-foot-7.

The woman's age and identity haven't been released.

A medical examiner will determine her exact cause of death.