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Crews search for teenager in Florida pond after witness claims seeing him go under

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By KT

WFTV(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Crews are searching a Florida retention pond after a man reported witnessing a teenager flailing in the water and go under.

Orlando Fire and Rescue crews with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have been performing an active search and rescue mission in the pond in efforts to find the teen, Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jeff Williamson said in a press conference.

The water rescue efforts will continue until they find the missing individual, which could take days, according to Williamson.

A man was in his backyard when he spotted a male teenager flailing in the water, roughly 20 to 30 yards from the shoreline, Williamson said.

The man ran back into his house to grab binoculars and better see the person in the water. The man reported hearing the person yell, “it bit me, it bit me,” before going underwater and never resurfacing.

Trappers from the FWC spotted a 6-foot-long alligator in the pond, Chad Weber, an FWC officer, said in the press conference.

Authorities are canvassing the area around the pond in an attempt to learn if anyone has been reported missing, Williamson said.

The pond is roughly 8-feet deep, and the water rescue search includes using boats with sonar that are highly likely to detect a person, according to Williamson. If there is a hit on sonar, a rescue dive team will be called in.

Until then, the search continues.

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Cracker Barrel is ready to rock CMA Fest with free shows at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater

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By Music News Group

Country Music AssociationFor the second year in a row, Cracker Barrel will sponsor the free Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater during CMA Fest in downtown Nashville

The nightly entertainment on the Riverfront in Music City kicks off Thursday, June 7, with Broken Bow artists Chase Bryant, Craig Campbell, Lindsay Ell, Chase Rice, Runaway June, and Granger Smith taking the stage.

On Friday, Lee Brice headlines, with Clare Dunn, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, and Drake White joining him. Warner Nashville acts Cale Dodds, Morgan Evans, Michael Ray, Tegan Marie and Cole Swindell entertain on Saturday.

“I look forward to playing CMA Fest all year because it’s our chance to say thank you to the ones who got us here — the fans,” Cole says. “Fans literally travel from all over the world to enjoy country music during this week and headlining a show at the Ascend Amphitheater with Music City as a backdrop and getting to share that with them sums up what this week is all about to me.”

You can win a VIP trip to CMA Fest including airfare, hotel and tickets courtesy of Cracker Barrel as well. Go to RockWithUs2018.com before May 14 to enter.

Look for a barrage of rocking chairs to once again overtake downtown Nashville this year. For every photo shared on social media with the hashtag #CBMusic, Cracker Barrel will donate $1 to the CMA Foundation, up to $15,000.

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LAPD looking for stolen Iron Man suit

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By Stephen Iervolino

Getty Images/Gabe Ginsberg(LOS ANGELES) — Like a plot ripped from the pages of a Marvel comic, somebody has stolen one of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suits, and the hunt is on for the villain who did it.

The real-life caper unfolded Tuesday night, when workers at a Pacoima, California warehouse noticed the pricey bit of Stark tech had gone missing, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The suit, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the original Iron Man film back in 2008, was valued at more than $325,000, according to the paper.

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Pilots who safely landed Southwest flight remember moment they knew there was trouble

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The pilots behind the controls of a Southwest flight that turned deadly in April when an engine failed midair, talked to ABC News recently about the moment they knew there was a problem aboard the plane.

“We were passin’ through about 32,000 feet when we had a, a large bang and a rapid decompression. The aircraft yawed and banked to the left, a little over more, a little over 40 degrees and we had a, a very severe vibration from the No. 1 engine that was shaking everything. And, that all kind of happened all at once,” First Officer Darren Ellisor told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview.

YOU CAN WATCH ABC NEWS’ FULL INTERVIEW ON “20/20” FRIDAY AT 10 P.M. ET.

On April 17, Southwest Flight 1380 experienced engine failure about 20 minutes after takeoff from New York City’s LaGuardia International Airport en route to Dallas Love Field. There were 144 passengers and five crew members onboard.

Passenger Jennifer Riordan, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico was partially sucked out of a window on the jet near the failed engine and later died.

Ellisor, 44, was flying the plane that day in April with Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, 56, an experienced pilot with Southwest Airlines and one of the Navy’s first women pilots trained to fly fighter aircraft. She safely landed the plane in Philadelphia.

“My first thoughts were actually, ‘Oh, here we go.’ Just because it seems like a, a flashback to some of the Navy flying that we had done,” Shults said. “We had to use hand signals because it was loud. And, there was, it was just hard to communicate for a lot of different reasons.”

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that it was apparently a fragment of the engine cowling, not a fan blade, that had struck the window of the Southwest plane, resulting in depressurization of the aircraft and Riordan’s death.

In a letter to passengers obtained by ABC News, Southwest offered sincere apologies as well as a $5,000 check and the promise of a $1,000 travel voucher. The letter also stated that the airline’s primary focus now is to assist the passengers who were aboard the flight in every way possible.

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