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Old 05-10-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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I'm so confused...no one is missing and they don't know who the body belongs to? Do they know someone was attacked by an alligator. I read it but it was light on the details.

ETA they have updated the article from this morning (when I read it) and there are some more details.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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A six foot gator is easily large enough to kill someone in the water, just grab and drown, a human does not have much ability in the water.

Ah, Florida, where looking for one body can often end up finding bodies people were not originally searching for.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Swimming in a Florida lake is the equivalent to running through a lion's den. You might survive, but if the animal is hungry, you are giving them an easy meal.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I will never understand why people in Florida go swimming in these kinds of places.
This. It's hard to feel sorry for someone who ends up like this, when it's very well known that a large body of water in Florida, there is a strong possibility of an alligator. And now this alligator is going to be killed because of this person's stupidity.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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I'm so confused...no one is missing and they don't know who the body belongs to? Do they know someone was attacked by an alligator. I read it but it was light on the details.

ETA they have updated the article from this morning (when I read it) and there are some more details.

This morning they found the body of a female either late teens or early 20s. No signs of alligator attack. Maybe she drowned and was yelling ' ...get me' or '...help me'. Clothes were found near the end of the pond.

Seems the bystander saw it from far away and might have mistaken the young woman for a teenage boy.

Authorities said nobody is reported missing but they hinted of knowing of a homeless woman that frequented the area.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:05 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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Did he not learn from the thwarted alligator attack last year? Where the young girl used her fingers to plug up the nostrils of the alligator in order to stop the attack?
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Did he not learn from the thwarted alligator attack last year? Where the young girl used her fingers to plug up the nostrils of the alligator in order to stop the attack?
A gator can hold it's breath for a long time so unless it's on the surface that won't help.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Growing up in Florida, myself and all of my friends knew not to swim in anything other than a pool (and even then check it for gators before jumping in). People who swim in these lakes/retention ponds are morons.
Heck, I lived across the street from a dead end canal in Michigan...water always looked nasty and dark, full of algae and other floating pond scum...and after pulling several garpike out of the canal, that was enough for me to say HECK NO!! Ain't no way I'm wading into that water! Yet several of the neighbor kids were always in that water in the summer. It was as if some people just couldn't see anything but clear water...
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Swimming in retention ponds in Florida is a bad idea. We are the Australia of the western hemisphere; chances are any body of water contains something that may be deadly.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:07 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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This reminds me of that incident in Belize, where a group of teens from FL were on a school field trip, and the last one left in the swimming area on the riverfront called for help, and disappeared. Everyone said they didn't hear his cries for help.

Does anyone have an update on that case? The mother was going to sue the school, was the last that was posted here.
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