Alligator attack eyed in South Carolina man’s death

(WCBD) A South Carolina man found dead after a possible alligator attack has been identified.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 79-year-old John Elias.

The Department of Natural Resources said they received a call from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office around 4:45 p.m. Saturday after someone called 911 saying an alligator was laying on top of someone near a pond on Kiawah Island.

Elias’ body was later discovered after a search of the pond.

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