Authorities search for boy dragged into water by gator

7 months 3 days 2 hours ago June 15, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 Wednesday, June 15 2016 Wednesday, June 15, 2016 4:41:17 AM CDT in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

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.

Speaking at a news conference early Wednesday, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says the family of five from Nebraska was on vacation and wading in a lake on Tuesday evening when the attack happened. Demings says the father tried to rescue the child but was unsuccessful.

Demings says more than 50 law enforcement personnel are searching the Seven Seas Lagoon for the boy and will keep looking.

Demings says there have been no other recent reports of similar alligator attacks at the lake. 

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