NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Doctors were unable to reattach an 11-year-old Louisiana boy's arm that was retrieved from the belly of the alligator, family friend Cory Dunn said Thursday.

Doctors at Ochsner Hospital worked Wednesday night to reattach Devin Funck's left arm, which had been rushed to a hospital after its recovery about 3 1/2 hours after the attack. The enormous alligator, dubbed "Big Joe" by residents, attacked Funck while he was swimming in a small pond called Crystal Lake Wednesday.