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Man loses his arm to alligator

September 18, 2007|From Times Wire Services

A 59-year-old man's arm was bitten off by an alligator as he snorkeled in a lake, and doctors were unable to reattach it.

The wounded man stumbled into a party of picnickers. Five nurses at the gathering put ice on his wound and kept him awake until paramedics arrived.

His arm was retrieved from the alligator's belly after wildlife officers shot the animal.

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