Did an alligator snatch a Florida teen? The search is on

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Jeff Williamson with the sheriff's office said deputies had knocked on doors in the area to ask if anyone they knew was missing.

Search crews said Thursday they discovered a body while searching for a teen male they believed had been attacked by an alligator, but they found the body of a woman instead.

Williamson said there are not reports of a teenager missing in the area and that the report was generated from a witness standing about 100 yards from shore. He says he saw what he thought was a teenage boy struggling to stay afloat before disappearing beneath the water.

A water rescue is underway at an Orlando lake Wednesday afternoon after witnesses reported a possible gator attack involving a teenager.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Orange County Fire Rescue joined rescue efforts that continued into the night.

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Crews suspected an alligator pulled the teen under water.

Authorities plan to search the pond until the teen is found or the search is called off. 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.

An Orange County Sheriff's Office news release calls it a possible drowning.

Ruben Perez lives a block away from the retention pond.

Authorities also say neighborhood residents have previously reported the presence of a six-foot alligator in that retention pond.

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