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Gator Attacks Kayaker, Bites Through Raft

Sarah Boyton's inflatable kayak started sinking after a large alligator latched onto it.
1:55 | 07/03/13

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dramatic and desperate 911 call we've been playing for you. A kayaker, paddling in a remote part of the florida everglades, in an inflatable boat, attacked by an alligator. Her boat sinking as she called for help. John muller has the story. Reporter: Sara boynton got the surprise of her life. It came out and twisted. Did its death roll thing. Reporter: One chamber of the inflatable kayak punctures here, near sara's shoulder. I was looking down. And going, that's a big, square head. That's not a small alligator. Reporter: She called 911. There's two very large alligators out here. And I can't kayak. I'm sinking. Reporter: She feverishly paddles into the alligator-infested water to shore. I pulled myself up on top of grass. But as I said, there's two really big alligators in here. And I'm just sitting here now. Reporter: Luckily, uninjured, the avid kayaker waits with fear. I got very anxious and was very shaken up. What if I'm out there by dusk. Gators go out and start hunting. I let my primal fear take over. Reporter: An airboat search and rescue team hit the alligator-infested waters, finding her and taking her to safety. She's lucky to survive this ordeal. Thank god she had a cell phone. Reporter: Gator attacks are not uncommon. In april, a 6-year-old south florida boy fell into shallow water. And grabbed my arm. And I couldn't get out. Reporter: The gator finally gave up after the boy's father unleashed a barrage of punches on the eight-foot beast. I guess the gator decided after getting kicked and punches, he released. Reporter: Just let it be. Don't provoke them. Don't feed them. Just keep your distance. Reporter: John muller, abc news, new york.

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