A woman was killed Monday morning in an apparent alligator attack on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said.
Witnesses told investigators the woman was walking her dog near a lagoon in the coastal resort about 9:30 a.m. ET when she was attacked and pulled underwater by the animal, the BCSO said.
Emergency responders found the woman’s body in the lagoon. Authorities identified her as Cassandra Cline, 45, of Hilton Head Island, the BCSO said.