Alligator drags boy (2) into water in Orlando

Authorities in Orlando are searching for a two-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 10:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 11:38 am
Image taken from video courtesy of WKMG shows an area near where an alligator dragged a 2-year-old boy into the water near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando (Courtesy WKMG via AP)

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says a family of five from Nebraska was on vacation and wading in a lake when the attack happened.

He said the father tried to rescue the boy.

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

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He added there have been no other recent reports of similar alligator attacks at the lake.