Man bitten by alligator after falling into water at park, deputies say

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating an alligator attack in Martin County.

According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, a man was seriously injured after being bitten by an alligator at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart.

READ: How do you know if you have the delta variant; what are the symptoms?

Deptuties said the man was riding his bike when he fell off into the water.

The man fell close to a large, female alligator who was near her nest.

READ: Orange County mayor urges all to wear masks inside crowded places as COVID-19 cases rise

According to deputies, the gator attacked the man, who received a serious bite.

The man was pulled out of the water by a bystander and flown to a nearby hospital.

READ: ‘It is heartbreaking’: 15-year-old fatally shot at home in Ocoee

The man remains in serious condition.

The gator was trapped by a local trapper, deputies said.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.