A 45-year old woman from Hilton Head, South Carolina was killed yesterday by an alligator while walking her dog. Cassandra Cline was walking her dog in the residential area of Sea Pines Resort when an alligator came out of the water.
Witnesses said the woman “was walking her dog near the lagoon when she was attacked and pulled underwater by the alligator.” The alligator was said to 8 foot long. The dog remained unharmed.
The surveillance video of the attack was also reviewed by the security staff, said South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman Capt. Robert McCullough.
“She was walking the dog near the lagoon and the alligator came out of the water and tried to get the dog,” David Lucas, another spokesman for the department, said. “The lady tried to rescue the dog and a maintenance worker ran over to help.”
The alligator was later found and euthanized.