Divers search pond after reported gator attack

A woman is missing after a reported alligator attack in Davie Florida

A woman is missing after a reported alligator attack in Davie Florida

Police are searching for a woman after an alligator reportedly dragged her into a pond on Friday morning.

Davie Police said the witness told them the woman was walking her dogs before she was grabbed by the alligator.

"One of her dogs got bit by the gator", Engle said, adding that divers are now searching for the woman. The dog has since been taken in by animal control, WSVN said.

"Divers are searching", Davie Police Maj Dale Engle was quoted as saying by the Sun Sentinel newspaper. "At this time, we haven't had any reports of anybody missing other than [a] witness, who saw her earlier and then never saw her again", Gallinal admits.

The pond is in a park near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction.

The lake at the nature park is sprawling and one of many.

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"I saw the gator yesterday, it responds in a natural way".

"It's sad to hear someone got hit by the gator".

Florida was the scene of a fatal alligator attack in June 2016.

Alligators are found in all 67 of Florida's counties, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.

From 1948 to 2017, the commission has documented 401 people bitten by alligators, including 24 fatalities.

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