Latest News

Sheriff's Office: Gator drags toddler into Disney World lagoon

Bay News 9

Crime scene tape is up at Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, where a toddler was dragged into the water by a gator.
Crime scene tape is up at Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, where a toddler was dragged into the water by a gator.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is on scene at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, where a child was dragged into the water around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by a gator.

The resort backs up to the Seven Seas Lagoon.

The sheriff's office confirms a 2-year-old child was dragged into the water by the alligator. No word if the child has been rescued.

A search is underway.

The Orlando Sentinel reports deputies are searching for child dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rose Silva said.

Deputies are searching the waters and put crime-scene tape around the water. Multiple emergency vehicles filled the front drive of the Victorian-style hotel and a helicopter hovered overhead.

Silva said the child has not been found, according to the Sentinel.

  Comments