Body found in gator-filled pond after 911 call reporting screams

Ns News Online DeskNs News Online Desk: ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities found a body Thursday in an alligator-infested pond in central Florida a day after getting a 911 call reporting someone screaming that they’d been bitten before going under the water.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies initially thought they were looking for a teenage boy since a witness told 911 dispatchers Wednesday evening that he saw a teen flailing and screaming. But after crews pulled the body from the retention pond early Thursday, they discovered it was a woman who remained unidentified, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. The woman’s body showed no signs of trauma from a  gator bite, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies don’t know how the woman got into the fenced-off retention pond, and they said they have no reports of a missing woman. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Orange County Fire Rescue and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office took part in the search.

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