Updated May 9, 2018 at 4:49 pm EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. – Wednesday afternoon was looking for a potential teenager for a possible alligator attack, reports CBS affiliate WKMG. The boy had been thrown around a pond in Orange County, Florida, shouting, "It bit me! It bit me!" said the office of the Orange County Sheriff.
A man living in the area thought he had seen something in the water when he was in his backyard. Then he ran in to fetch binoculars and saw the teenager scolding and screaming as Jeff Williamson, the Orange County Sheriff information officer, described the witness as believable.
Neighbors reported having discovered a six-foot alligator in the pond in the past, according to authorities. However, it was unclear on Wednesday afternoon whether an alligator was actually involved in the incident, said Chad Weber, Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation Officer in Florida. The agency deals with the case of a missing person and could drown, he said.
Authorities plan to search the pond until the teenager is found or the search is canceled. "It could literally take days," Williamson said.
Officials asked residents if they knew about missing teenagers, but they were unable to identify the affected boy, WKMG said.
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Video of a news helicopter showed at least three boats searching the containment pond.
Two ambulances were also called to the area. According to the WKMG, cordons blocked areas around the lake.
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