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Florida woman attacked by gator after falling into canal

Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 11:20:58-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTXL) — Police say an alligator attacked a homeless woman who fell into a Florida canal.

St. Petersburg police say the woman was resting on a sea wall when she fell into the canal early Monday.

News outlets reported that the woman is in her 50s. She was taken to a hospital with severe injuries to her arms. Officials say she's in stable condition.

Authorities were trying to locate the alligator on Monday morning.

Television news footage showed a large presence of officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.