It was a terrifying day at a Chambers County park Sunday for a father and his son. They were both assaulted by an alligator.
It happened at Cedar Hill Park at Lake Charlotte off FM 563 just north of I-10. As per the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, 13-year-old Kaleb Hurley was swimming close to the bank when witnesses say an aliigator came up and bit his arm, pulling him under.
The kid’s dad, 42-year-old James Hurley, kept running into the water and was able to spare his child, yet the alligator purportedly followed him, biting him on the leg. James Hurley was able to kick the croc until it released him.
Both father and child were flown by Life Flight to Hermann Hospital, where they’re listed in serious, yet stable condition.
The incident is being investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.