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Swimmer Found Dead in Florida Park Was Killed By Alligator: Officials

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    Swimmer Found Dead in Florida Park Was Killed By Alligator: Officials
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    Officials capture alligator that killed swimmer in Florida's Blue Spring State Park.

    A swimmer whose body was found in Florida Monday was killed by an alligator, officials said Wednesday.

    The Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of James Okkerse as being consistent with an alligator attack, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told NBC News Wednesday. 

    Okkerse went missing in Blue Spring State Park just before 9 a.m. Monday and his body was found that afternoon, NBC affiliate WESH reported.

    A commission spokesman said a 12-and-a-half-foot alligator that was caught and euthanized has been confirmed to have been involved in the attack.