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Florida kayaker attacked by alligators

Woman attacked by gator
Posted at 1:00 PM, Jul 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-04 09:41:03-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (CNN/WPBF) -- It's a dramatic 911 call made by a woman who was kayaking at a wildlife refuge in South Florida when she was attacked by alligators.

Dispatcher: Are you by yourself? Woman: Yes, of course (laughs)

The woman, stuck in the middle of nature, tried to stay calm and even let out a little laugh, but in all reality she wasn't alone.

Woman: I think I went down the wrong trail. I  meant to go down the canoe kayak trail

While on the trail, an alligator attacked the woman's kayak.

Dispatcher: Yea, an alligator attacked her boat  and she's in an inflatable and there were two others there.

Woman: He didn't get me, but I'm stuck and  there are two very large alligators out here and I can't kayak, I'm, I'm, I'm sinking

"She was in her kayak," said Lt. Geoffrey Wade with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. "The kayak was partially deflated. She was very panicked, frantic We told her to calm down we're going to take care of her."

Lt. Wade said they are trained, but never know what to expect in nature.

"We've had situations where we've had individuals get attacked by snakes - but usually not gators," Lt. Wade said.

Uninjured, but needing help, eventually an airboat rescued the woman and helped her escape the gators.