Cynthia Covert Biography, Wiki
Cynthia Covert is from Johns Island has died on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, after an “encounter” with an alligator. The police were called at around 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, to the Salt Cedar Lane area of Kiawah Island, which is about 25 miles southwest of Charleston.
The CCSO posted about the incident on Twitter:
About 5p today, deputies responded to pond near Salt Cedar Ln, Kiawah Island, for report of alligator encounter w/ a woman. The woman has died. A deputy fatally shot and retrieved the gator. @SCDNR & coroner also responded. Incident is still under investigation. #chsnews
— ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) May 1, 2020
Cynthia Covert Age
She was 58 years old.
Death and Cause of Death
A statement about the attack indicates that the alligator was killed and retrieved by a deputy, and they are still investigating the incident. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the coroner’s office were also on scene and are assisting the investigation.
According to ABC4, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 58-year-old Cynthia Covert, of Johns Island. Police have not yet provided more details about the alligator encounter. Heavy has reached out to CCSO for more information.
According to ABC News, this is the third fatal alligator attack in South Carolina in the last four years, and there were none recorded before that. In 2016, a 90-year-old woman was killed by an alligator when she walked out of a nursing home in Charleston. In August 2018, a 45-year-old woman walking her dog on Hilton Head Island was attacked and killed.
An August 2019 article about alligator attacks in South Carolina stated that there have been 23 reported attacks in the state. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Jay Butfiloski heads up the alligator program and keeps stats on incidents as far back as 1915.
“About 5p today, deputies responded to a pond near Salt Cedar Ln, Kiawah Island, for the report of alligator encounter with a woman. The woman has died. A deputy fatally shot and retrieved the gator. [South Carolina Department of Natural Resources] & coroner also responded. The incident is still under investigation.