>> The two year old boy dragged by an alligator into a lake at a Disney resort in Orlando presumed dead by local authorities Wednesday afternoon. Their efforts now focused on recovering his body rather than a search and rescue.>> We're dealing with this family now, who there's no question, will lose a two year old child.
It has been now about 15 hours since the child was taken into the water by the alligator. So we know that we are working on recovering the body of the child at this point. And so on behalf of everyone that is engaged in this effort. Our ultimate goal is to try to bring some closure to the family by recovering their loved one.
>> Disney has closed nine different waterfront properties on the lake in order to clear boat traffic to aid with the recovery. The boy was playing in a foot of water on the beach of the Seven Seas Lagoon adjacent to Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel when the alligator attacked. His father trying in vain to wrestle him away.
The family, including the boy's two siblings, had been vacationing from Nebraska. Their names will be released at a press conference late Wednesday the sheriff said. Florida's Fish and Wildlife Commission adding that while this is the first known alligator attack on the property, Disney has routinely removed the giant reptiles from its lakes.
>> They have, essentially, an open system permit where anytime they see an alligator or a complaint is called in, that it can be taken out. And these alligators are not relocated. These alligators have to euthanized because when they become a problem that if you move them somewhere you're just moving a problem.
>> The horror of the incident straining the Orlando police department which is already stretched following the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. A Disney spokesperson saying, everyone at the theme park is devastated by the tragic accident.