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Man suffers multiple alligator bites in Port Charlotte while bathing in retention pond

Man sufferes multiple alligator bites
Posted at 1:05 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 06:35:09-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A man was trauma alerted to an area hospital Monday morning after an alligator attacked him in a retention pond off Kings Highway.

The attacked happened around 10:20 a.m. Monday in the area of Suncoast Boulevard and King's Highway in Port Charlotte.

According to Charlotte County Fire & EMS, the victim had multiple sites of trauma and was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  He is reported to be in stable condition now.

Florida Fish and Wildlife has identified the victim as 68-year-old Fredric Iman, who is reported to be homeless.  He suffered injuries to his left foot and leg, left hand, and groin.

FWC says he was bathing in a retention pond at the time of the attack.

The 9-foot gator was removed from the scene and will be euthanized.

This is the 5th reported alligator bite in Southwest Florida this month.

July 16th: A man was attacked in the Peace River near Arcadia

July 9th: A woman was attacked by an alligator while gardening in San Carlos Park

July 7th: A golf ball diver was bitten by an alligator in Rotonda

July 7th: A 10-year-old boy was bitten in the foot while cooling off in the Peace River in Arcadia

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