MARTIN COUNTY, Florida – A Florida man was severely injured from being bitten by a large alligator in the Dupuis Management/SW Corbett Wildlife Area that is located along the Martin County/Palm Beach County Line.
According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the man sustained a substantial injury to his leg and needed immediate assistance.
A Sheriff’s Office helicopter was then used to help locate the man in the heavy marsh area.
Once located, Martin County Fire Rescue’s LifeStar transported the man to a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.
According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, a witness said that the alligator was approximately 10-feet long.
The man is reportedly a hunter in his 30’s.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is investigating the incident.