On the morning of June 24, an elderly man was attacked by an 11-foot alligator near his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Upon taking hold of the man, the large reptile dragged him into a retention pond, where he later died.
According to the Horry County Police Department, the victim’s body was recovered from the pond, and a contractor hired by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) killed the gator.
“Upon arrival, units determined that an alligator took hold of a neighbor who was near the edge of a retention pond and retreated into the retention pond,” the department said in a statement. “The victim was recovered from the pond, and the alligator removed.”
On Monday, June 27, the Horry County Coroner identified the victim as 75-year-old Micheal Burstein and said that the man died of drowning after being forced into the pond by the gator.
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