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Man Killed by 11 foot Alligator at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

11 Foot Alligator

What a horrible scenario! According to Fox News, an individual was killed on Friday morning by an 11-foot alligator’s jaws. Authorities discovered that an alligator had dragged a yacht club member from Myrtle Beach into a retention pond after catching them. The alligator was put down on the spot by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

“Our hearts go out to the family and community members impacted by this tragic incident,” the Horry County Police Department said.

The victim’s death is currently under investigation by the authorities. Tamara Willard, the chief deputy coroner for Horry County, said her office would provide more information on Monday.

While this was going on, a nearby citizen accused the complex of neglecting the grounds. This individual complained about the landscaping on Facebook.

“The entire reason it happened is because the HOA refused to cut the grass around the pond anymore, [so] the homeowner went out there and took it upon himself to do it,” Trea Donohoe wrote in a community Facebook group per The Daily Mail. 

According to verified Horry County Police Department facebook page, the admin posted that the HCPD Environmental Services and Criminal Investigations Divisions are working a death investigation in which an alligator killed a community member.

Around 11:45 a.m., Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a water rescue call in the area of Excalaber Court outside of Myrtle Beach. HCPD and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Section and SCDNR Law Enforcement Division responded to assist : Read More here

Frequently Seen Alligators in the Neighborhood

Alligators had been spotted in the region before, according to a different local resident. On May 8, Jason Repak posted a picture of an alligator emerging from the same pond. He went back to his tweet and added commentary when the death was announced.

“I couldn’t have imagined that it was likely one of these alligators that would later kill a man,” Jason wrote.

He added, “My prayers and heart go out to the family, as my arms wrap tighter around my kids and dogs near these ponds.”

Alligators between 12 and 14 feet long frequently cross the road between two nearby retention ponds, according to Jason, who also told My Horry News about this.

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