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Monday, August 20, 2018

At approximately 9:30 this morning, Sheriff's Office deputies,Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue and Sea Pines Security personnel responded to a lagoon off of Wood Duck Road in Sea Pines Plantation to a report of an alligator attacking a woman inside of a lagoon. When they arrived, fire personnel located the deceased woman inside of the lagoon and recovered her body, while deputies interviewed witnesses. Witness accounts indicate that the woman -- who will be identified after her next of kin are notified -- was walking her dog near the lagoon when she was attacked and pulled underwater by the alligator. The Sheriff's Office Environmental Crimes Unit, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Sea Pines Security are on-scene searching for the alligator -- reported to be approximately 8 feet in length. Additional information regarding the search for the alligator will be released later. Beaufort County Coroner Edward Allen scheduled an autopsy to be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina to determine the cause of the woman's death. The deceased woman's dog did not appear to be harmed during the incident.

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Beaufort County Sheriff's: Beaufort County Coroner Edward Allen identified the deceased woman in this morning's Sea Pines alligator attack as 45-year-old Cassandra Cline of Hilton Head Island. A forensic autopsy has been scheduled at the Medical University of South Carolina to determine her cause of death. An alligator -- believed responsible for the attack -- was located and dispatched at the scene. Questions regarding the disposition of the alligator should referred to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

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I was just in Sea Pines a couple of weeks ago. We go to Hilton Head every year. It is a great beach destination, but everyone knows to stay away from the drainage lagoons that are all over the place. Constantly seeing alligators in and around them.

#1 | Posted by schmanch at 2018-08-21 09:24 AM | Reply

Dogs are MAN"S best friend, not woman's.

#2 | Posted by patron at 2018-08-21 12:53 PM | Reply

"See ya later!"
- Alligator

#3 | Posted by cbob at 2018-08-21 11:08 PM | Reply

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