Alligator bites off arm of Florida teen
A 10-foot alligator bit off the arm of a teenage swimmer, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. Kaleb Langdale, 17, survived the encounter Monday in the Caloosahatchee River west of Lake Okeechobee. ‘‘He was waving saying, ‘Call the paramedics! My arm is gone!’’’ a friend said. Wildlife officers caught and killed the alligator to retrieve the arm, but doctors were unable to reattach it.