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The Last: ID of woman killed in gator attack released

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S. C. – The Latest on a fatal alligator attack in South Carolina. (all times are local):

1:35 pm

Authorities have released the identity of a woman who was killed in an alligator attack on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort County Coroner Edward Allen identified the woman as 45-year-old Cassandra Cline of Hilton Head Island. All scheduled an autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Sea Pines resort as the woman was walking with her dog near a lagoon.

Witnesses say the woman was pulled under the surface of the water by an alligator thought to be about 8 feet (2.5 meters) long.

The alligator believed to have been responsible for the attack was located later Monday, the sheriff’s office said, without specifying exactly what happened after it was found.

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The authorities in South Carolina say an alligator attacked a woman walking her dog, pulls her under water in a lagoon, and killing her.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Sea Pines resort in Hilton Head Island.

Witnesses say the woman was pulled under the surface of the water by an alligator thought to be about 8 feet (2.5 meters) long.

Beaufort County Coroner Edward Allen scheduled an autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The woman that the dog does not seem to be for the pain, the sheriff’s department said.

The sheriff’s department, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and resort security personnel are searching for the alligator.

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