VIDEO: Group Forms Human Chain to Rescue Disc Golfer Attacked By Alligator

Onlookers form human chain to save disc golfer attacked by alligator in pond

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The attack happened Monday afternoon at Cliff Stephens Park, when Richard Peel reached into the dark, murky pond and was suddenly bitten by an 11-foot alligator.

A witness said other players nearby quickly linked arms and helped pull Peel to safety.

"I guess they ran over and formed a ladder with each other, and they were able to pull him out," neighbor Derrick Moody told WTVT-TV.

Peel was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, WTVT reported.

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission caught the large gator and a smaller one too.

A spokeswoman for the agency said players at the course knew the alligator was in the pond.

“The alligator was seen prior to him going into the water, so we always recommend that people stay away from murky waters," FWC spokeswoman Ashley Tyer told the news station.

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