STUART, Florida (AP) — Officials said an alligator attacked and seriously injured a man at a Florida park.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said the attack occurred shortly before noon Monday at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart.
Officials said the man was riding a bike when he lost control and fell down an embankment toward a body of water.
The 9-foot alligator grabbed the man, but he was eventually able to break free.
The man crawled away and was assisted by a bystander, officials reported.
Rescue workers secured the area and drove the man to meet a medical helicopter.
A professional trapper was called to capture the alligator.