Eighteen-year-old Golden Gate Estates resident Tim Delano is comforted by his mother, Debbie Delano, after telling the story of how he lost his hand to an alligator attack at a press conference at Lee Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Fort Myers. Delano was swimming with friends on July 11 at a popular swimming hole near Everglades Boulevard and I-75 when the alligator attack occurred. David Albers/Staff

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Eighteen-year-old Golden Gate Estates resident Tim Delano is comforted by his mother, Debbie Delano, after telling the story of how he lost his hand to an alligator attack at a press conference at Lee Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Fort Myers. Delano was swimming with friends on July 11 at a popular swimming hole near Everglades Boulevard and I-75 when the alligator attack occurred. David Albers/Staff

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