Gator Bite Victim to Get New Arm

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) - An Okeechobee County man who lost his arm to an alligator will receive a new, highly advanced prosthetic limb on a national television program.

Nineteen-year-old Kasey Edwards tussled with an 11 1/2-foot gator in June during an early-morning swim in the Nubbin Slough canal in Okeechobee County. The gator chomped off a portion of Edwards' left arm; his limb was later found in the alligator's belly.

Because of the media attention after the attack, Edwards was chosen to appear on an episode of a TV program called The Doctors. On the show, he will get a new prosthetic limb that mimics the true movement and accuracy of the human hand.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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