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Golf Course Employee Attacked By Gator While Diving For Golf Balls

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An alligator rests on the bank of a hole on a golf course. (credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

An alligator rests on the bank of a hole on a golf course. (credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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WESTON, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Stephen Martinez was attacked by an alligator when he dove into a pond to retrieve golf balls.

Martinez works for the Bonaventure Country Club; and according to the police report, he was bitten on his hand while diving for the golf balls in a pond.

“I’m in a lot of pain,” Martinez told WPTV-TV. “It definitely hurts.”

Martinez was able to jump into a golf cart. He drove to the clubhouse to get help.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative officers were able to catch the gator and transported it out of the pond on the golf course.

Martinez was also bitten by a gator eight years ago while diving for golf balls in Boynton Beach, according to WPTV.

He is expected to be fine.

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