Alligator Drags Child Into Water at Disney Resort

Police in Orlando are searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into a lagoon at a Disney resort by an alligator. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Seven Seas Lagoon in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. He had been sitting on a sandy area with his parents and two other siblings when the alligator attacked him, police said, and the father tried to wrestle the boy from the animal and was minorly injured but was unsuccessful. The mother also went into the water to try to find him. Police vowed to continue searching through the night with the help of Fish and Wildlife workers. Orange County Sheriff Jeff Demings said, “The sad reality of it is it’s been several hours and we’re not likely going to recover a live body.” Officials are using sonar, marine units, and an alligator trapper. According to CBS News, officials have removed five alligators from the lagoon and euthanized them to look for the child's remains—to no avail. On Wednesday afternoon, police officials said there is "no question" the boy is dead from the attack.