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Boy, 9, escapes from alligator attack – suffers 30 bite wounds

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ORLANDO, FL (August 11, 2014) – A 9-year-old boy recalled the details of an alligator attack that occurred at Lake Tohopekaliga last Thursday.

According to Fox35, the attack occurred when the victim, James Barney Jr., jumped into a part of the lake that is off limits to swimmers.

The alligator attacked him, but he was able to pry himself loose and crawl to shore.

He suffered 30 bite wounds. The alligator left one tooth in his back.