Body found in retention pond where teen yelled 'it bit me'

Water search underway in Orlando after possible gator attack.                       wkmg cnn newsource

Water search underway in Orlando after possible gator attack. wkmg cnn newsource

"Nothing so far regarding anyone being missing and like I said, we canvassed all the homes that are right there at the bank of this body of water", explained Williamson.

A spokesperson from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said that a man called 911 and said he saw what appeared to be a male teen flailing in the pond screaming, "It bit me!"

'Basically, I heard "It bit me" and a lot of screaming, ' he told WKMG.

Authorities said they found a six-foot alligator, but determined it was too small to seriously damage a human.

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Earlier Thursday Williamson told Fox News it could not immediately be determined if the body died from drowning or from a suspected alligator attack.

Officials from the Orange County Fire Rescue, Orange County Sheriff's Office, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are involved in the search.

Rescue teams renewed their search at 7 a.m., Thursday, to find a teen who went missing while in the retention pond on Wednesday. The teen then went below the water never to be seen again by the eyewitness. During that period, a little more than 300 unprovoked alligator bites to people have been documented in Florida, with 22 resulting in deaths. The lake is fenced off with "No Trespassing" signs. Out of 206 total counted in one trip, 139 of those were over 9 feet long, 68 percent.

Deputies and personnel from Florida Fish and Wildlife and other local agencies are searching the pond, which is located in the area of Salem Drive and Marietta Street, near East Colonial Drive between North Goldenrod Road and North Chickasaw Trail.

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