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Gator attacks man in NC lake

(Wilmington, North Carolina-NBC) July 4, 2005 - In Wilmington, North Carolina's Greenfield Lake there are plenty of gators, hungry gators.

Floyd Masters was spending his holiday weekend along the lake, when he decided to take a dip.

Despite several posted signs warning of alligators in the area, Masters jumped into the water. Moments later, he was attacked by one of the ten-foot reptiles who bit his right arm.

Two men saw the attack and dragged Masters out of the lake. They used a shirt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Masters was treated for bites to his chest, stomach and hands, as well.

Police and wildlife officials are investigating. Masters' injuries are not considered life threatening.

Posted 4:30pm by Chantelle Janelle

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