HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — A woman was killed Monday morning in an alligator attack on Hilton Head Island, authorities say.
WSAV reports here that Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputies and other rescue officials responded about 9:30 a.m. to Sea Pines Plantation after reports that an alligator had attacked a woman inside a lagoon.
First responders reportedly found the woman already dead and recovered the body.
Witnesses reportedly told officials that woman was walking her dog near the lagoon when she was attacked and pulled underwater.
Officials were still searching for the alligator, which was said to be 8-feet long.
The dog was not injured in the incident.
An autopsy is planned to determine the woman’s cause of death.
The woman’s identity was not immediately released.