As if Orlando has not suffered enough tragedy over this past week, horrible news has come out of Disney. An Alligator Snatched a Two-Year-Old At Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort.
According to the Orlando Sentinel
, a young child
by the age of two was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon around 9:30 p.m., according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva. Currently, police have taped off the area and are searching the waters for the child.
Despite his desperate father’s attempts to wrestle his son from the reptile’s jaws. The boy was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon near the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa around 9.20pm on Tuesday. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said the family of five arrived in Orlando on vacation from Nebraska on Sunday. He told a news conference shortly after 1am on Monday that the parents and their three children had been relaxing on the beach at the time of the attack. Demings said: ‘The father entered the water and tried to grab the child but he was not successful in doing so. I’m told that at some point, the mother also entered the water.’ He said that the family had been relaxing on the beach and the child had been in a play pen. As the child played near the water with his mother, the alligator attacked. ‘We are not leaving until we recover the child,’ Demings added.