Say What Now? 2-Year-Old Child Dragged Into the Water by Alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort [Photos]


A 2-year-old child was dragged into the water by an alligator near Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and has yet to be found.

On Tuesday evening around 9:30 p.m., an unidentified child was taken into the Seven Seas Lagoon, said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The child has yet to be found, and a name is unavailable at this time. Authorities continue to search the area for the child.

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of three hotels owned and operated by Disney.

This story is developing. It’s been a TOUGH week for Orlando.

Update via CNN: 

The incident happened during movie night Tuesday on the beach of the Grand Floridian Hotel.

The family was relaxing at a sandy area near the Seven Seas Lagoon on the property.
They were “wading just in the water along the lake’s edge at the time that the alligator attacked the child,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Deming said.
“Based upon my 35 years of law enforcement experience, we know we have some challenges ahead at this time,” he said. “We’re not leaving until we recover the child.”
The family of five — parents and three children — is vacationing from Nebraska, Deming said. He added that no nuisance alligator reports have come in the region recently.
CNN staff on the scene spotted at least 10 emergency vehicles, and the beach has been cordoned off.
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