Disney Alligator Boy Cause of Death

And no swimming is allowed on any of the Disney Resort beaches. He says the theme parks' wildlife management system works diligently to keep guests safe from dangerous Florida creatures, removing or killing any alligators they find.

The sheriff gave a grim update. The machine began operation with the opening of the resort in 1971. Disney will open its first resort in mainland China on Thursday. The 2-year-old boy was wading in the water, close to the shoreline, when the alligator swam up and dragged him away.

"We're not leaving until we recover the child", Demings said. The father tried to rescue his son but was unsuccessful, Demings said. He said four alligators were taken from the water overnight, but officials found no evidence they were involved.

He said they had to use sonar to find the body in the murky water.

One employee at the resort who did not want to be identified said in an email: "There is such a problem on property with guests feeding the alligators thinking it's cool".

The reptile grabbed the toddler Tuesday evening as the boy played in about a foot of water at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Hotel with his father.

CNN reports that the body of the 2-year-old who was dragged into Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World has been recovered.

The following day, Disney closed all of its beaches located in the resort area for cautionary reasons.

Authorities planned to keep looking for the boy.

"We're going to hope for the best in these circumstances", Demings said. But it still spooked visitors in a city built on tourism.

Demings said there is no record of similar incidents in the area.

Kim Aho said their son was leery after hearing what had happened.

There are "no swimming" signs posted at the lagoon. The Nebraska family of four was on vacation at a Disney World resort. "He tried to rescue the child, however, to no avail". A lifeguard was on duty but unable to reach the child, according to the sheriff's office.

Most recently, in November, a 22-year-old burglary suspect trying to evade authorities was killed by an 11-foot alligator, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. "Of course, the autopsy has to confirm that, but there is likely no question in my mind that the child was drowned by the alligator".

A Disney spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Nick Wiley, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said gator attacks on people are rare, but noted that Florida waterways are home to many of them.

Walt Disney World drew more than 19 million tourists in 2013, making it the world's most-visited amusement park, according to the Themed Entertainment Association, an industry group. It feeds into a series of canals that wind through the entire Disney property.

More than 50 law enforcement personnel searched the well-tended lagoon along with an alligator tracker and two marine units in an effort that continued through the night. Divers were standing by.

Police in Florida are updating the case of the child attacked by an alligator last night.

As of April, only one other major alligator attack has been reported this year, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There have been only 23 fatalities caused by alligators in Florida since the 1940s, Wiley said.

  • Sheila Mcguire