The internet has been buzzing with a horrific video of a Florida man named Juan Carlos La Verde who miraculously survived a fight with a 12-foot alligator that gobbled up his head. You may be aware of the GoFundMe effort.
In the footage, Juan Carlos La Verde is seen swimming off a wharf onto Lake Thonotosassa with the enormous alligator directly in his path.
A #Florida man is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a gator. Juan Carlos La Verde was shooting a promotional video for his upcoming race when he encountered the massive beast. pic.twitter.com/p6OUHvORw1
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) August 22, 2022
A Florida man looked death into the eye and has lived to tell the tale.
Juan Carlos La Verde went swimming off a dock in Lake Thonotosassa, Florida to shoot a promotional video for his outdoor adventure company when he was attacked by a 12-foot alligator.https://t.co/paifqiaosh pic.twitter.com/X6lsMcOfxvAdvertisement
— Jamaica Observer (@JamaicaObserver) August 19, 2022
What happened to Juan Carlos La Verde?
Juan Carlos La Verde, a Florida resident, was swimming off a dock on Lake Thonotosassa in the YouTube video when the enormous alligator suddenly materialised in front of him.
When the incident happened, La Verde was filming a commercial for his forthcoming race.