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.
Alligator bite helicopter rescue Martin County, Florida
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 30s.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is investigating the incident.