According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), the woman was spotted struggling to keep above water after falling into a basin close to her residence at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club.
Two alligators were seen swimming towards her and snatching her while she was submerged, according to witnesses.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was declared dead at the site.
The incident happened at 7:47 p.m., according to the Englewood Fire District, close to Cayman Isle Boulevard and Golf View Drive.
The alligators were taken out of the pond by a trapper for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
It is still under investigation, therefore it is unclear if the big reptiles had anything to do with her passing.
In 2022, many individuals have already been killed by alligators, which are normally found in Florida, Louisiana, and other southern states.
In John S. Taylor Park in Largo, Florida, on May 31, 2022, a 47-year-old man who was eventually identified as Sean Thomas McGuinness was discovered dead with one arm severed.
Florida saw its first deadly alligator assault since 2018 when Paul Cozzie, the director of Parks and Conservation Resources in Pinellas County, perished as a consequence of the alligator attack.
A South Carolina man was murdered on June 26 a few weeks later after being attacked by an 11-foot alligator and dragged into a retention pond.
Although there have been other assaults in between, these two deaths are the first ones in 2022.
There have been at least five incidents when individuals have survived, while the precise number is unknown.
A six-year-old was attacked by an alligator this month while on a family vacation in Louisiana.
Samuel Ray reported to WRAL on June 22 that he was attacked by an alligator in Florida while playing catch near a pond.