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Boy killed by alligator at Disney resort in Florida

By AP Reporter

Published 16/06/2016

A two-year-old child was dragged into the water by an alligator
A two-year-old child was dragged into the water by an alligator

The body of two-year-old boy snatched off the shore by an alligator at a Walt Disney World resort in Florida has been found.

The boy, Lane Graves from Nebraska, was attacked on Tuesday night as he waded in shallow water at the edge of the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort.

The search team grew to 50 people yesterday as trappers and divers searched Disney’s network of man-made canals, ponds and lakes. The family of four was on holiday at the resort around nightfall when the child waded no more than 2ft into the water before being taken from a small beach.

The boy’s father desperately tried to save him, but was unable to pull him free. “No swimming” signs had been posted at the beach, but the child was wading, not swimming.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said a dive team found the remains of the boy “completely intact,” just 10 to 15 yards from where he was attacked.

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