>> Rescue workers and police still searching for a two year old boy, Wednesday, after he was dragged by an alligator into a lagoon at a Disney resort in Orlando.>> Last night, multiple boats from the Orange County Sheriff's Office and from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission searched the lake, however, to no avail.
The two year old male child has not been located. We still have kept multiple deputies on scene here, over night, and more are coming in this morning, some fresh eyes to give another fresh look at the water. We will have additional deputies in the air, as well. We will continue, this is still a search and rescue operation.
We determined that this two year old child was playing at the edge of the water, probably, about a foot, or so, into the water, when this alligator came up and attacked the child. The father did his best. He tried to rescue the child. However, to no avail. There was a lifeguard that was on duty as well.
The lifeguard, however, was not able to render much aid, too far away, apparently and the gator swam away with the child, unfortunately.>> The incident occurring at the Seven Seas Lagoon, adjacent to Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel, where the family from Nebraska had been vacationing with their three children.
The horror straining a police department already stretched, following the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Although there is a no swimming sign on the lagoon, the sheriff said there had been no recent reports of alligators in the area. A Disney spokesperson saying, everyone at the theme park is devastated by the tragic accident.