WALLISVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man and his teenage son have survived an alligator attack at Cedar Hill Park outside Houston.
According to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old James Hurley and 13-year-old Kaleb Hurley were in Cedar Hill Park Sunday when an alligator bit the teenager on the arm and took him underwater while he was swimming near the bank of Lake Charlotte.
Authorities said witnesses told them James ran into the water to save his son. Authorities say the father was bitten by the same alligator on the leg and that James kicked the alligator it until released him.
Authorities said the father and son were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and were in serious but stable condition.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said it is currently the nesting period for alligators, which have been displaced by the recent flooding.