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A 2-year-old boy was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator on Wednesday at Walt Disney World, causing the amusement park to close the beaches at its Florida resorts.

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Dozens of rescuers searched a lagoon for the body of the boy. According to authorities, the child was presumed dead before his body was actually found. Wildlife officials had removed four alligators from the water and cut them open, but they found no sign of the boy.

Sheriff’s and state wildlife officials said the family of four from Nebraska was on vacation at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Hotel inside the Disney World resort around nightfall Tuesday when the child waded no more than one or two feet into the water and was snatched by the alligator. His father tried to save him, but was unsuccessful.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform

Body Of Two-Year-Old Boy Snatched By Alligator At Disney World Found  was originally published on globalgrind.com

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