TODAY | July 11, 2012
>>> today after losing part of his arm in a vicious encounter with an alligator on monday. this morning officials released the call to 911. his friend placed just moments after that attack.
>> 911, what's your emergency?
>> yes, this is 911. do you have an emergency?
>> yes, ma'am. a gator just got my friend in the water.
>> are you all right, fred ? i'm calling. fred , just get out of the water!
>> fred langdale said he was just cooling off with some friends by taking a dip in the river when he was attacked. doctors say his arm cannot be reattached. hours after the attack the alligator was captured and killed.