Janie Melsek



Age: 54


Summary: professional landscaper who was attacked by an alligator that dragged her into a pond, nearly tearing off one of her arms while she was working as a landscaper behind a home on Sanibel Island (near Fort Myers, Florida) on July 21, and who was rescued by neighbors and police officers who won a tug-of-war with the alligator, becoming the 14th known person to have been fatally attacked by an alligator in Florida (the alligator, weighing 457 pounds was later killed).



Cause of Death: Infection during surgery to repair her injuries sustained from alligator attack


Born: 1949


Died: July 23, 2004


Location: Fort Myers, Florida