Florida: Octogenarian dies after alligator attack

An octogenarian from Florida lost her life on Friday after falling into a pond where two alligators attacked her, local authorities reported.

Florida: Octogenarian dies after alligator attack

An octogenarian from Florida lost her life on Friday after falling into a pond where two alligators attacked her, local authorities reported.

It was around 7:30 p.m. that Rose Wiegand, 80, fell and killed her in a pond at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Florida, reported the American channel NBC.

"She struggled to stay afloat," the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. However, two alligators were near the lady and “finally grabbed her” as she was in the water.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the autopsy, she died of the "results of the alligator attack," the sheriff's office said.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was dispatched to the scene to capture the animals. Two alligators were removed from the scene, but it is still unclear if they were the ones involved in this incident.

An investigation has been opened by the Sheriff's Office, the FWC and the medical examiner to understand the exact circumstances surrounding the death of Rose Wiegand.

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