Charleston woman killed in alligator attack

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A 58-year-old woman was killed in an alligator attack on Kiawah Island in Charleston on Friday, May 1. The woman has been identified as Cynthia Covert of Johns Island, according to the (Charleston) Post and Courier.

The death is the third such fatality involving an alligator attack in South Carolina since the state started keeping records in 1976, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, including a 2018 fatality of a 45-year-old woman who was killed in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island.

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