58-Year-old Man Airlifted To Hospital After Being Attacked By Alligator
An alligator attacked a man in Florida Tuesday evening — about an hour away from where a boy was killed by a gator outside a Disney resort, according to the local sheriff’s office.
The attack in Bushnell, Florida, happened around 6:30 p.m. and left the 58-year-old man with injuries to his right leg, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
The man’s condition was not immediately known, but he was airlifted to Ocala Regional Hospital.
On June 14, a 2-year-old boy was killed when he was attacked by a gator outside a Disney World resort. Disney, the parent company of ABC News, has added signage warning of gators and snakes and the company’s chairman and CEO, Robert Iger, said his “thoughts and prayers” were with the boy’s family.
Each year, there have several gator attacks in Florida, according to statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. In 2015, there were 9 major attacks, including one that was fatal, according to the statistic.