ORANGE, Texas – A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina.
Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred.
Orange County sheriff's deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby about two hours later.
Police said the man was swimming with a woman, but Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KFDM-TV in Beaumont that she only jumped from a dock after the man screamed for help.
Price says a sign warns people not to swim in the area and that the man was bitten soon after he jumped in.
The woman was not hurt.