The woman fell into a pond along the golf course at around 8:15 p.m. at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Florida, according to a statement from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. She “struggled to stay afloat” and two alligators “ultimately grabbed her while in the water,” the statement said.
The woman was pronounced dead on scene. The sheriff’s office and state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are currently conducting an investigation and the woman’s cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the statement.
A contracted alligator trapper was dispatched to the scene and removed two alligators from the area, the commission told CNN in a statement. One of the alligators measured 8 feet 10 inches while the other was 7 foot 7 inches long. However, “it is unknown at this time if the alligators were involved in this incident,” according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.