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 fifth reported alligator bite in Southwest Florida this month:
- July 16: A man was attacked in the Peace River near Arcadia
- July 9: A woman was attacked by an alligator while gardening in San Carlos Park
- July 7: A golf ball diver was bitten by an alligator in Rotonda
- July 7: A 10-year-old boy was bitten in the foot while cooling off in the Peace River in Arcadia
The location of Monday's attack: