(ORLANDOSENTINEL) — The alligator that attacked an Orlando woman swimming in the Wekiva River Saturday afternoon – biting off her arm just above the elbow – has been caught and euthanized, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Sunday.
The gator was caught at 12:25 a.m. Sunday morning, FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker said.
The attack took place near Wekiva Island, which rents canoes and cabanas and serves drinks from an outdoor bar.
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The woman, who was identified Sunday as Rachael D. Lilienthal, 37, of Orlando, was swimming upstream away from a crowded beach area when she was bitten by an alligator, according to FWC officials.