Offbeat Florida pond searched after gator-attack report

07:25  10 may  2018
07:25  10 may  2018 Source:   latimes.com

Man asked trooper to leave scene of crash so he could get more meth, Florida Highway Patrol says

  Man asked trooper to leave scene of crash so he could get more meth, Florida Highway Patrol says A man was arrested Sunday after asking a Florida Highway Patrol trooper if he could run away from the scene of a crash, saying he could get the trooper more meth than he had found in his car. Scott Ecklund, 32, was arrested on charges of methamphetamine possession and driving with a suspended license. He was arrested earlier this month and accused of crashing a Chevrolet truck into a house in Winter Park and claiming to be an FBI agent with an AR-style rifle, police said at the time.On Sunday afternoon, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper got to the scene of a crash at World Center Drive and South Apopka Vineland Road, records show.

Some 50 people are now using sonar equipment as they search a system of lakes and ponds linked (AP) -- Authorities in Orlando, Florida , are still searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into Demings says there have been no other recent reports of similar alligator attacks at the lake. While gators can lunge at prey along a shoreline, there's no evidence of alligators running after people or

Skip to content. WTFF Sponsor: Search for Alligator ‘ate toes off’ of Florida man who bathed in pond , report says. A witness who called 911 to report the attack said the gator had bitten Iman’s toes off.

a group of people in a boat on a body of water: Rescue crews gather to search in an east Orange County, Fla., lake on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a report of a teenager struggling in the water, authorities said. © Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS Rescue crews gather to search in an east Orange County, Fla., lake on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a report of a teenager struggling in the water, authorities said. ORLANDO, Fla._Rescue crews searched a pond in east Orange County after receiving a report of a boy "flailing" in the water, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies received a call around noon from a man who claimed to see a person struggling in the water. The man said he heard the swimmer scream, "It bit me," sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said.

More than a dozen emergency vehicles and several helicopters responded to the scene. Air boats and alligator-removal units also responded. Although authorities haven't yet found the swimmer, the original call was "credible," Williamson said.

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Search A homeless Florida man was attacked by an alligator while bathing in a pond near Port Charlotte. According to nearby residents of the pond , they have seen the gator , but it has never hurt or approached anyone in the neighborhood.

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Deputies searched the neighborhood. No teens were reported missing in the area, Williamson said.

"We're in a search and rescue operation. We are scanning the water with sonar devices from our marine unit," he said. "So far we have not seen anything. We will be out here until we do see something or until the sheriff gives us the command to leave the scene."

a group of people in a boat on a body of water: Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a search a east Orange County, Fla., lake on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a report of a teenager struggling in the water, authorities said. © Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a search a east Orange County, Fla., lake on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a report of a teenager struggling in the water, authorities said.

Chad Weber, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said the case was being treated as a missing person and "possible drowning," but not yet as an alligator attack. "Right now, we're just assisting the Orange County Sheriff's Office with a potentially missing person. We're not even sure if there's an alligator involved," he said.

Authorities say a 6-foot alligator was found during a search of the pond - too small to inflict serious damage on a human.

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Cougar attack in Washington kills 1 biker, injures another .
One man is dead and another is injured after they were attacked by a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington State, police said. King County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the pair, whose identities haven't been released, were attacked while they were going for a mountain bike ride in North Bend,  east of Seattle.It is not clear if the victims were biking together or separately.Police said that one victim, in his late 40s, was transported to a hospital with unspecified injuries. The second victim was found dead and, according to Abbott, had not been removed from the scene.

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