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Father and son in alligator attack

Published 29/06/2015

Alligators have been displaced thanks to recent flooding, Texas officials said
Alligators have been displaced thanks to recent flooding, Texas officials said

A man and his son have survived an alligator attack at a lake near Houston, Texas.

James Hurley, 42, and his 13-year-old son, Kaleb, were in Cedar Hill Park on Sunday when an alligator grabbed the boy's arm while he was swimming in Lake Charlotte, dragging him underwater.

Witnesses told authorities that the boy's father ran into the water to save his son. He was bitten by the same alligator on the leg, and his son kicked the creature until it released him.

Authorities said father and son were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, and both are in a serious but stable condition.

Chambers County s heriff Brian Hawthorne says it is nesting season for alligators, which have been displaced by the recent flooding.

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