Alligator Drags Two-Year- Old Child Into Disney Spa Lagoon

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Sameera Ehteram
A series of tragic and weird events have made it one very trying week for Florida, especially Orlando.

Update: Authorities recently reported that the body of the 2-year-old dragged by an alligator at the Disney Resort in Orlando has been found.

The body was located 10 feet away from the original spot on the lake where the occurrence happened, according to ABC

According to People, Disney's staff officials have also removed alligators from the lake area where the boy was captured. 


An alligator reportedly dragged a child into the Seven Seas Lagoon near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Orlando, even as his father tried to wrestle the beast and save his son.

Orange County deputies are searching for the 2-year-old boy.

Some witnesses said they saw the child along the beach area in ankle-deep water during a movie night at the Grand Floridian.

A large scale search ensued, but to no avail. Authorities promised to continue the search.

 

 

 

 

The incident is just the latest in a series of tragic events for the state of Florida.

First, there was the insane killing of “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie during the Plaza Live concert in Orlando.

Then 49 people were killed and 53 more were injured after a gunman, Omar Mateen, forced his way into a gay nightclub and opened fire.

As it is, alligator sightings and attack incidents aren’t anything new in the Sunshine State. The reptiles have inhabited Florida's marshes, swamps, rivers and lakes for centuries.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission describes the human-alligator factor in Florida on their site: “In recent years, Florida has experienced tremendous human population growth. Many residents seek waterfront homes, and increasingly participate in water-related activities. This can result in more frequent alligator-human interactions, and a greater potential for conflict.”

Here are just some of the incidents in the last two weeks:

 

 

 

 

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