Tuesday night (June 14), a two-year-old was reportedly dragged into a lagoon by an alligator at the Disney resorts in Orlando. A search is underway for the toddler and has rocked a community already dealing with a recent tragedy.
The Washington Post reports:
On the third day of their summer vacation at the most magical place on earth, the family of four from the state of Nebraska decided Tuesday night would be one to relax.
They sunk into the white sandy beach that stretches along Disney’s luxe Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, one of the features this particular hotel uses to entice its high-end guests, and watched their 2-year-old son wade ankle-deep into the man-made lake known by vacationers as Seven Seas Lagoon.
It was just after 9 p.m.
The sun had already set.
The boy was just a foot beyond the sand.
Then the alligator attacked.
The harrowing situation has not been resolved as Orange County officials found four gators but no sign of the boy according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel. The paper adds that alligator attacks are rare and that the father attempted to free his boy from jaws of the animal to no avail.
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