CLEARWATER, Fla. — Clearwater Fire Rescue personnel transported a man to the hospital Monday after he was bitten by an alligator at Cliff Stephens Park, officials said.
- FWC handing investigation
- Richard Peel, 35, sustained non life-threatening injuries
- FWC toll-free alligator hotline: 1-866-FWC-GATOR
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said Richard Peel, 35, was retrieving a disc from a pond in the park during a game of disc golf when the alligator injured him. Peel was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses said three people helped Peel from the water after the incident. The alligator, meanwhile, remained in the same spot.
FWC dispatched a trapper to the location, who then got the alligator out of the water. The alligator was reported to be 11 feet in length.
FWC is now conducting a full investigation of the incident.
No further information has been released.