10-foot gator bites off man’s arm after he goes into pond behind Florida bar

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — A man is recovering after a 10-foot alligator bit off his arm.


Jordan Rivera, 23, said he was at a bar in Port Charlotte when he went out back to a pond.

He said the next thing he remembers is waking up in the hospital without his right arm.

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Luckily, the other patrons at the bar rushed to get him out of the water and put a tourniquet on his arm.

“Confusion. I was like ‘whoa,’” Rivera said. “Because, I just woke up and I was just sitting here It kind of feels like my arm is just there, but not there.”

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The Florida Wildlife Commission said the animal was captured and killed, which is typical when it comes to gator bites.

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