Florida woman dies from apparent gator attack in retention pond

Florida woman dies from apparent gator attack in retention pond


A Florida woman has died from an apparent alligator attack in a retention pond on the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said.

The 29-year-old woman’s body was found just after 8:40 p.m. on Sunday in Valrico, a town east of Tampa, news outlets WINK News and WFLA reported.

Her injuries were consistent with an alligator attack, though officials haven’t determined the official cause of death, authorities said.

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A body was recovered at the retention pond across from the Landings Bar & Grill restaurant.Google Maps

Authorities have not released the woman’s identity.

The pond where her body was found is known to be frequented by alligators, authorities said.

“What a tragic ending to the 4th of July holiday for this woman’s family and friends,” Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement.

“I want to thank our local partners for their cooperation with this investigation as we work to learn what led up to her death.”

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