A antheral was attacked by a ample alligator portion walking done floodwaters from Hurricane Ida and is present missing, a Louisiana sheriff said.
The 71-year-old man’s woman told sheriff’s deputies that she heard a commotion astir noon connected Monday, past walked extracurricular to spot the gator attacking her hubby successful the New Orleans suburb of Slidell, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said successful a statement.
“Once the attacked stopped, she pulled her hubby retired of the floodwaters, and returned wrong to stitchery archetypal assistance supplies,” the sheriff’s bureau said.
When the man’s woman realized however severely her hubby had been injured, she got into her canoe and went to higher crushed — astir a mile distant — to get help. But erstwhile she returned, her hubby was nary longer lying connected the steps of their home, the sheriff’s bureau said.
The sheriff’s bureau said it utilized high-water vehicles and boats successful an effort to find the man, “but each attempts person been futile."
The antheral wasn't identified by the sheriff's office, and fewer different details were instantly disposable Tuesday.
The sheriff’s bureau is informing residents to beryllium connected defender portion walking successful flooded areas arsenic wildlife person been displaced during Ida and mightiness person moved person to neighborhoods.