Authorities investigating death involving alligator

LARGO, Fla. — Officials are investigating a death that involved an alligator Friday in Largo, Florida.

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said that just before 2 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to 134th Avenue North and 121st Street in Largo in reference to a body found in the area, according to WFLA.

An alligator was found and removed from the water, Jamie Miller, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, told the Tampa Bay Times.

Aerial video from WTSP showed law enforcement near a large alligator.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was also called to the scene to assist law enforcement, WFLA reported.

“The FWC is currently assisting PCSO with an ongoing incident involving an alligator,” wildlife officials said in a statement said obtained by the news station.

The person’s cause of death remains under investigation, the Times reported. The person’s identity has not been released.

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