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FLORIDA DISC GOLFER BITTEN BY ALLIGATOR IN POND

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A man was bitten by an alligator while playing disc golf at a Florida park Monday, authorities said.

Richard Peel, 35, was playing disc golf at Cliff Stephens Park in Clearwater when the incident occurred. He was bitten after trying to retrieve his disc from a pond, Clearwater Fire Rescue officials said.

Witnesses locked arms to pull Peel to safety.

Derrick Moody, who lives near the park said, “I guess they ran over and formed a ladder with each other and they were able to pull him out.”

Peel was taken to the hospital, but his injuries didn’t appear to be life threatening, officials said.

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