Friday morning, at 2:34 am, officers from the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 1802 Mississippi, Burkart’s Marina, in reference to a possible alligator attack. Upon arrival on the scene at 2:39 am, officers were advised that a male and female were swimming in the bayou when 28 year old Tommie Woodward was attacked by a large alligator. Captain Robert Enmon said Woodward suffered severe trauma when he was attacked by the alligator.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene with a boat along with a game warden from TPW Department. Woodward was located at 4:29 am, deceased, near the area in the water. Judge Price responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy.