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Man found at Florida reserve after alligator attack. He was airlifted to the hospital.

Tense moments Saturday morning at a reserve in southern Florida.

After receiving reports that a man went missing after being bitten by an alligator, and a search that initially proved unsuccessful, Martin County Fire Rescue crews found the man late Saturday morning, CBS 12 News reported.

The man was airlifted to the hospital after an alligator attack at DuPuis Management Area, a reserve bridging southwestern Martin County and northwestern Palm Beach County.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said hog hunter James G. Boyce, 46, of Palm Beach Gardens, suffered a “substantial” bite to his leg.

The Canal Point recreational reserve is used for hunting during the season, horseback riding, cycling, camping, hiking and fishing.

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Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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