It's the first fatal encounter with an alligator that Orange police Capt. Robert Enmon can recall in his 25 years in law enforcement.
A 28-year-old man was attacked and killed by an alligator during a late-night swim.
Tommie Woodward, suffered severe trauma to a limb at Southeast Texas Marina at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby about two hours later at 4:30 a.m, the AP reports.
Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KFDM that Woodward and a woman were standing on a landing at the dock.
He was warned not to jump in the water and swim before he was attacked.
The woman jumped in when he screamed for help, and she felt something brush up against her.
Orange police Capt. Robert Enmon told the AP that owners of the marina had recently spotted a large alligator on a few occasions and had put up a sign warning people to stay out of the water.