A teenager swimming in Florida loses part of a limb after suffering an alligator attack.

FOX News Radio's Dave Anthony has the story:

It was a quick strike in the Caloosahatchee River Monday:

(Witness) "The gator was comin' after him on top of the water, as fast as he could paddle, his tail was waggin' back and forth."

An alligator at least ten feet long going after a teenager swimming:

(Witness) "He just came straight at him, and he punched the gator and then it took his arm and he went under."

And when Kaleb Langdale resurfaced:

(Witness) "He said 'My arm, my arm's gone' and he was freaked out."

It was bitten off below the elbow. The 17-year-old was then rushed to a Fort Myers, Florida hospital.

State wildlife officials hunted the gator down killed it and retrieved the arm. But doctors were not able to reattach it. What prompted the attack is being investigated.

Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.

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