Police: Man who died in lake with gators missing 3 limbs

Jun 9, 2022, 8:25 PM | Updated: Jun 10, 2022, 8:26 am
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers stands by a lake in John S. Taylor Par...

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers stands by a lake in John S. Taylor Park, where a man was found dead Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Largo, Fla. Police believe he may have been wading into the water to retrieve lost flying discs. Investigators are still trying to determine whether he was bitten by an alligator. (Martha Asencio-Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

(Martha Asencio-Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A man found dead in a Florida lake while searching for Frisbees and other flying discs was missing three limbs after a likely encounter with alligators, police said Friday.

Largo Police Department spokeswoman Megan Santo said in an email that the medical examiner’s final report on the death of Sean McGuinness would be finished in about two months.

McGuinness, 47, was found May 31 in the lake in Taylor Park, which is adjacent to a disc golf course. Authorities say McGuinness was known to frequent the lake to find discs and sell them.

It’s not clear whether McGuinness drowned, had a medical issue or was killed by alligators. But Santo said he was missing three limbs when his body was found.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said two large alligators were trapped — one 10 feet (3 meters) long, the other 8 feet (2.4 meters) — but necropsies did not implicate either in McGuinness’ death.

Largo is a suburb of St. Petersburg.

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Police: Man who died in lake with gators missing 3 limbs