A 47-year-old man, obviously a fan of disc golf, was fatally attacked by a reptile on Monday evening in a Florida lake.
A deadly alligator attack occurred earlier this week in a lake in Largo (Florida). Sean McGuinness, 47, lost his life after entering the body of water, yet lined with signs prohibiting swimming. “At this time, investigators believe the victim was looking for frisbees in the water,” local police said. Authorities believe the 40-year-old was killed Monday night. It was the next morning at 8 a.m. that a man who was walking his dog discovered the body of the unfortunate.
“The medical examiner has determined the exact cause of death, but it appears obvious that Mr. McGuinness suffered injuries related to alligators in the lake,” the law enforcement statement said. Trappers tracked and prized an alligator on Tuesday evening. The animal has been euthanized and a necropsy will be performed to determine whether or not it was involved in the attack, according to NBC News.
John S. Taylor Park, where the tragedy occurred, is home to a disc golf course, which must be flown into baskets.
According to local regulars, it is not uncommon to see people going to fish out discs in the water that have deviated from their trajectory, despite warnings from the authorities about the presence of alligators in the lake. “We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” the Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife said.