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Orlando: teenager in the lake with alligators





ORLANDO, Fla. A corpse was found on Thursday when crews raided an Orange County retention pond after someone called on Wednesday 911 to report that a teenager was drowning near North Goldrod Road and East Colonial Drive could.

Homicide detectives and CSI are on their way to the scene.

Authorities have not identified the body. The 911 caller, Eric Wolfe, told dispatchers that he saw a teenage boy waving his arms in the water as he yelled, "It bit me, it bit me."

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"The only thing I could hear was:" Something bit me, "and he screamed," Wolfe said. "When I got out with the binoculars, it somehow only fought to stay up and he just sank in."

Wolfe said the teenager struggles to swim in the water before he completely goes under.

He said the victim was about 20 meters off the coast and never reappeared.

"There are many alligators there, there are probably four alligators I've seen, there's a big bullgun, probably about seven to nine feet," Wolfe said.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it had a report on a missing 15-year-old boy near Salem Drive and Marietta Street receive.

Officials later said they did not know exactly the age of the missing person. Jeff Jefferson, spokesman for Orange County Sheriff's Office, said that MPs knocked on doors in the neighborhood, but no one seemed to miss.

Despite "no trespassing" signs around the fenced pond, residents said that people still fish and swim. although it is known for alligators.

"I fished there earlier, I stopped that a year ago, when the Gator was far too big and aggressive," said the resident Luis Cadiz.

Terri Branson, who lives near the pond, said she hopes everyone will be safe.

"We see Gators here every day, I mean, they're different sizes, but one looks pretty big," he said. "I know, that's why they try to keep the people out of the lake because it's full of alligators."

Investigators spent hours searching the shores of the lake and its waters, but they ended their search at 8:00 pm. Wednesday. They will continue the search at 7 o'clock on Thursday. Deputies stayed in the pond overnight.

"A six foot tall alligator, my understanding is not that big enough to take a grown man, we do not know if that's the case or not, but we know that the witness actually heard," It bit me "when he went into the water," Williamson said.

Orange County Fire Rescue and the Orange County Sheriff's Office helped with the search.

FWC brought its annoying all-purpose truck. MEPs said a small alligator has been spotted in the retention pond, but there is no evidence that the animal is linked to possible drowning.

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WATCH: Steve Barrett has updates from the scene


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