Florida Man Killed By Alligator While Looking for Frisbees In Lake


On Tuesday, a Florida man looking for frisbees was found dead after an apparent alligator attack, according to authorities.

The victim — identified as Sean Thomas McGuiness — died at Taylor Lake in John S. Taylor Park, where a disc park is located, according to police.

“At this time, detectives believe the victim was looking for frisbees in the water and a gator was involved,”Largo police confirmed Tuesday. 

“There are posted signs of no swimming in the lake.”

According to WFLAPark regulars stated that even with the warnings, it is not uncommon to see people looking for frisbees on the water.

At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, a dog walker discovered the victim’s corpse on the shoreline. According to NBC News.

Police said they believe McGuinness, 47, was killed Monday night.

“While the medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death, it was apparent that McGuinness suffered injuries related to alligators in the lake,”Police made the statement. 

“Detectives believe this occurred in the nighttime hours as McGuinness did not appear to have been in the lake for a long period of time before he was discovered the morning of May 31, 2022.” 

Florida Fish and Wildlife trappers rushed to the scene, later removing and euthanizing an alligator that was found. WFLA reports that a necropsy is being performed to determine whether the alligator was involved.

Florida Fish and Wildlife issued a statement. “Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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