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Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago July 03, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Friday, July 03 2015 July 03, 2015 10:19 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ORANGE, TX - A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina.

Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred.

Orange County sheriff's deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby about two hours later.

Police said the man was swimming with a woman, but Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KFDM-TV in Beaumont that she only jumped from a dock after the man screamed for help.

Price says a sign warns people not to swim in the area and that the man was bitten soon after he jumped in.

The woman was not hurt.

Image: KBMT-TV

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