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Old 05-10-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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Horrible, they found a body but not sure if it's him.

Searchers seek boy in pond after likely gator attack | Don't Miss This | joplinglobe.com

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Search crews said Thursday they discovered the body of a teen who may have been attacked by an alligator while swimming in a retention pond.

The Associated Press reported the male teenager yelled, "It bit me," before he disappeared under the water., a witness told the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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I will never understand why people in Florida go swimming in these kinds of places.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Sorry, I am a chicken..............anywhere there is the remote possibility of sharks or gators, no way I am swimming.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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What a horrible way to die.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Horrible way to go.


Residents have to know the risk...I guess some people just think it couldn't possibly happen to them.
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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Horrible way to go.


Residents have to know the risk...I guess some people just think it couldn't possibly happen to them.
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.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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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.

my dad grew up in florida and taught his grandkids who live in florida now to look before jumping into a pool and he also told them and us that any body of water in the wild could have a gator in it . people who vacation to florida need to know this as well . retention ponds are notorious for having them in there and also state parks believe it or not .
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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This article stated that a 6 foot long gator is not strong enough to take down a grown man um he is wrong it is so very possible and that gator is capable of taking a grown man down so that guy does not know what he is talking about sorry .
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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The article says that they found the body of a woman instead....not a teen male.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Wow, people are so stupid! Like trying to pet bears at dumps up here. Duh.
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