Teen Swimmer Survives Alligator Bite To The Head

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM EDT

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Teen Swimmer Survives Alligator Bite To The Head

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM EDT

Ouch!

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, a 17-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten in the head and back by an alligator while swimming in a Florida river on Monday. The teen required numbers stitches for his injuries, according to the Orlando Sentinel report.

A trapper was sent to the river in an effort to hunt down the alligator in question, according to a follow-up report from the Orlando Sentinel.

Read the entire report from the Orlando Sentinel by clicking HERE.