Child dragged into water by alligator near Disney’s Grand Floridian – Orlando Sentinel

Deputies were searching early Wednesday morning for a toddler who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Tuesday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

A report of a 2-year-old child being dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon came in at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva said.

Deputies were searching the waters and put crime-scene tape around area to block it off. Multiple emergency vehicles filled the front drive of the Victorian-style hotel and a helicopter hovered overhead. Reedy Creek Fire Rescue, Orange County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife officials were searching for the child and the alligator.

The child, whose name was not available, has not been found as of 12:30 a.m. A press conference is scheduled for 12:45 a.m.

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