Two days after a gunman went on a shooting spree in a gay nightclub in Orlando, another tragedy occurred, this time at Walt Disney World Orlando in the same Florida.
An alligator reportedly dragged a little boy into a lagoon at the Walt Disney World Orlando.
The Sheriff’s office said on Wednesday that all efforts made by the father to save his kid from the vicious reptile were in vain.
The Orange County Sheriff’s office disclosed that Law enforcement officials have launched a search for the 2-year-old boy who was grabbed by an alligator at the Seven Seas Lagoon at 9:20 p.m. on the grounds of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters that the reptile believed to be between 4 feet and 7 feet (1.2 meters and 2 meters) long dragged the boy when he was having a good time in the water while his family of five, vacationing from Nebraska, relaxed on the edge of the lagoon.
“The father entered the water and tried to grab the child and was not successful,” Demings said while speaking to a news conference just after midnight.
He added that the mother also tried to rescue the boy and a nearby lifeguard was told of the attack, but all efforts proved abortive.
An officer of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Chad Weber said wildlife and marine officials have also been involved into the search, which will elapse into the night. “We are putting every effort forward,” he said.
The Walt Disney World tragedy comes just two days after a supposed gay man wielding a gun killed 49 people and injured many more at a gay nightclub nearby. The city of Florida and the United States of America are still reeling from the shock of the attack.