KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Authorities say the woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community along the South Carolina coast was visiting the homeowner to do her nails.
Charleston County deputies said 58-year-old Cynthia Covert was trying to touch the animal at a Kiawah Island pond when it grabbed her Friday. A police report said Covert didn’t scream as the alligator attacked her and dragged her into the water.
That police report said after briefly getting away from the alligator, Covert stood in waist-deep water and said, “I guess I won’t do this again,” but the alligator grabbed her in its jaws and took her under again.
An autopsy report determined Covert drowned.
Authorities say a Charleston County deputy had to shoot and kill the alligator to get Covert away from it.
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