An elderly woman in Florida lost her arm to an alligator Wednesday morning in what authorities labeled a “gruesome” attack.
The victim, Carol Hough, 84, was found by a neighbor in a canal near the Cyrpess Creek Mobile Home Park in Leesburg, ClickOrlando.com reported. Her arm was badly injured.
The neighbor was unable to remove the woman from the canal but managed to hold her head above water until medical personnel arrived, the report said.
"The only thing she had to say was, 'Where's Bob? Where's Bob? And that's her deceased husband who passed away two to three years ago,"' Delmas Zickefoose, the neighbor, said, according to the report.
Doctors were unable to save Hough’s arm and she was listed in stable condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center, the report said.
ClickOrlando.com reported that residents noticed an 8-foot alligator in the area.