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Elderly woman dies after being attacked by alligators in Florida lake


A woman has died after being attacked by multiple alligators at a Florida lake. The attack occurred in Englewood, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call about the incident around 8:15 p.m. WBBH reports that the woman has been identified as Rose Wiegand, a woman in her 80s. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, deputies believe Wiegand fell into a pond located at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club before the alligators grabbed her as she struggled in the water. When the FWC arrived, they located and removed two alligators from the area — one about 8 feet 10 inches and another 7 feet 7 inches long. “I mean it’s pretty horrific and it’s shocking to think that this could actually happen,” John Whitworth, a resident told WBBH. “We see alligators from time to time, but I never thought anything like this could happen,” Whitworth told WBBH. Neighbors were shocked to hear about the fatal attack and said they had seen many alligators in the area before. The Arasota County Medical Examiner’s Office is determining Wigand’s cause of death.

A woman has died after being attacked by multiple alligators at a Florida lake.

The attack occurred in Englewood, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call about the incident around 8:15 p.m.

WBBH reports that the woman has been identified as Rose Wieganda woman in her 80s.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, deputies believe Wiegand fell into a pond located at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club before the alligators grabbed her as she raced through the water.

When the FWC arrived, they located and removed two alligators from the area – one about 8 feet 10 inches and another 7 feet 7 inches long.

“I mean it’s pretty horrific and it’s shocking to think that this could actually happen,” John Whitworth, a resident told WBBH.

“We see alligators from time to time, but we never thought anything like this could happen,” Whitworth told WBBH.

Neighbors were shocked to hear about the fatal attack and said they had seen many alligators in the area before.

The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office is determining Wiegand’s cause of death.

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