ORANGE, TX – Orange police are investigating an alligator attack that left an Orange man dead early Friday morning.
Officers found 28-year-old Tommy Woodward’s dead body floating in Adam’s Bayou at 4:30 a.m., half a mile down from where he was swimming off Burkart’s Marina in the 1800 block of Mississippi.
Woodward had been swimming with a woman in the bayou around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
When she saw the 11-foot alligator, she got out of the water, but Woodward didn’t.
“The female that was with him saw the alligator come from underneath the dock here in the marina and said ‘hey, there’s an alligator,” said Orange police captain Robert Enmon. “And uh, he acknowledged it and jumped in anyway.”
Police searched for the victim’s body and found him dead, with puncture wounds to his upper chest and left arm.
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