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Woman, 80, dies after falling into Florida pond, ‘grabbed’ by two alligators

Two alligators were captured at the scene — one measuring 8 feet, 10 inches, the other 7 feet, 7 inches — but it’s unclear if these were the same ones involved in the attack, officials said.

An elderly woman died Friday after she fell into a pond and was attacked by two alligators in Florida, officials said. 

The woman fell into the pond at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Florida, just after 7:30 p.m. and “struggled to stay afloat," the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Two alligators were seen near the victim and "ultimately grabbed her" as she was in the water, the sheriff's office said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as Rose Wiegand, 80, and she died as a “result of the alligator attack,” the sheriff’s office said, citing the medical examiner’s ruling. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called to the scene to capture the animals. An alligator trapper removed two alligators at the scene, but it is unknown if the creatures were the ones involved in the incident.

One captured gator measured 8 feet, 10 inches in length, and the other 7 feet, 7 inches long, FWC said to NBC News.

An investigation into the woman's is ongoing by the sheriff’s office, FWC and the local medical examiner. 

Boca Royale Golf and Country Club General Manager Doug Foote said in a statement “This is a tragic situation, and we are deeply saddened that it happened.”

“Our hearts go out to the family members and friends affected by this loss, and we offer our deepest condolences," he continued. "There is an ongoing investigation into details of what happened, and we are working with authorities to provide any information we have.”