Man attacked by alligator while diving for golf balls at Charlotte Co. course

WFLA/Source: Charlotte Co. EMS

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WFLA) – A 50-year-old man was bitten by an alligator at a Charlotte County golf course on Friday.

The attack happened at about 1 p.m. at the Rotunda Golf and Country Club Palms Golf Course in Englewood, the sheriff’s office said.

The man was diving for golf balls when the gator bit him in his left arm. He managed to free himself and get to land and call 911.

He was transported by Aeromed 5 to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.

There was no immediate word on his condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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