‘I Immediately Hit It’: 9-Year-Old Recounts Alligator Attack
A 9-year-old boy attacked by an alligator recounted the attack.
James Barney, Jr. was swimming in part of a Florida lake that’s off-limits to swimmers when he was bit three times.
“I was scared,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do, so I just immediately hit it, and it let go a little, and I swam to shore while yelling, ‘Help!’"
Barney is still on antibiotics, but will be able to leave the hospital soon.
Meanwhile, trained trappers continue to search the lake in hopes of catching that gator.