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Newly released bodycam footage reveals aftermath of Florida alligator attack that left woman dead

Florida authorities have released new body camera footage showing emergency responders responding to the scene of an alligator attack that killed a woman in Pinellas County last year.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was called to the scene last September and discovered the body of 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham.

After the 14-foot-long crocodile was killed and dissected, parts of Peckham’s body were found inside the prehistoric predator’s body.

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Florida authorities have released new body camera footage showing emergency responders responding to the scene of an alligator attack that killed a woman in Pinellas County last year. (FOX 13/Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Peckham was living as a transient near the canal and the crocodile was subsequently discovered by authorities, the FWC said in the report. Fox 13.

FWC video shows workers using ropes and chains to capture the alligator, before gunfire can be heard to “humanely” kill it.

Following Peckham’s death, his daughter Breanna Dorris shared her grief on Facebook.

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“The past 24 hours have been filled with sadness, grief and excruciating pain for our family,” Doris wrote. “My mother, Sabrina Peckham, was the victim of a crocodile attack in McKay Creek. My mother was one of the homeless people living in nearby woodland.

“It is believed she was walking to or from a campsite near a stream in the dark and was attacked by an alligator from the water.”

Staff trying to remove a crocodile from a canal

Authorities pulled the crocodile from the canal and “humanely” killed it. (FOX 13/Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife)

she spoke to FOX 13 afterward at a vigil in Peckham.

“It feels surreal but I’m so grateful that her community has been able to come together at a time like this,” Doris said, “It just goes to show that we have an incredible support team behind us in times of tragedy.”

FWC officials say alligators sometimes use the creek to travel between Ridgecrest Lake and Taylor Lake. Fences and signs have since been installed to keep people from getting too close to the canal.

Dead crocodile on the ground

The alligator was measured to be approximately 14 feet long. (FOX 13/Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife)

At the time, a witness told FOX 13 that after seeing her body, they called emergency responders.

“I noticed what looked like the lower half of a body in the mouth, so as soon as I saw it I ran over to the fire department and called them and got them to confirm it was a body,” Jamarcus Bullard said.

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Fox News Digital has reached out to the FWC for comment.

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