Authorities Recover Body of 2-Year Old Attacked By Alligator At Disney Resort
By Space Coast Daily // June 15, 2016
Gator estimated to be four to seven feet long
ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA – Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Wednesday afternoon that the child who was attacked and dragged into the water by an alligator at a Disney resort was recovered.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said in a news conference that police had been searching for the 2-year-old boy, and found the body intact.
Demings said the boy’s family is from Nebraska and they were on vacation with their three children. The family was relaxing on the shoreline of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa when the alligator attacked.
Demings said the father had entered the water and tried to grab the child from the reptile, but was unsuccessful. The parents quickly alerted a lifeguard that an alligator had attacked the boy.
The alligator was estimated to be four to seven feet long.
According to Nick Wiley, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, at least five alligators had been trapped and euthanized for analysis as it wasn’t possible to examine the alligators without killing them first.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva said the initial report came in right before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
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