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Hilton Head Island Woman Injured in Alligator Incident

A Hilton Head Island woman was bitten by an eight-foot alligator in Hilton Head Plantation, according to the Town of Hilton Head. The woman was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. A news release said the woman was walking her dog around the lagoon near Rookery Way when the incident occurred.

The dog was not harmed. According to Fire Rescue, a witness found the woman in the water with an alligator latched on to her lower legs. The witness’s husband helped pull the woman to safety.