ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Authorities in Orlando are searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.READ MORE: 'A Step Towards Healing And Normalcy' Colleyville Synagogue Holds Services A Week After Hostage Standoff
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says some 50 people are now “working on recovering the body” of a 2-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at Walt Disney World.
He says the boy’s family “will no question lose a 2-year-old child.”
Some 50 people are now using sonar equipment as they search a system of lakes and ponds linked by canals to the Seven Seas Lagoon where the boy was attacked while wading in about a foot of water at 9 p.m. Tuesday night.READ MORE: McPherson FG As Time Expires Lifts Bengals Past Titans 19-16
Demings says they are trying to “bring some closure to this family.”
Speaking at a news conference earlier Wednesday, Demings said 0the family of five from Nebraska was on vacation and wading in a lake Tuesday evening when the attack happened. Demings says the father tried to rescue the child but was unsuccessful.
Demings says there have been no other recent reports of similar alligator attacks at the lake.
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