VENICE, Fla. – Minutes after 25-year-old Jeffrey Heim was attacked by a gator in the Myakka River, he says he asked first responders to find his GoPro camera, which had been ripped off in the chaos.
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Instead, EMS focused on the gashes in Heim’s head and arm and the GoPro floated to the bottom of the river.
Newly obtained 911 calls reveal what witnesses saw, as Heim climbed out of the river and away from the gator that bit him.
Dispatcher: “He was bitten by an alligator?”
Caller: “Yes, in the head.”