Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Alligator drags toddler into Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney World, deputies say

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Orange County deputies are searching for a 2-year-old child who they say was dragged by an alligator into the Seven Seas Lagoon near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. 

The Orlando Sentinel reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office was looking for the toddler in the waters late Tuesday night, who had not been found at the time. Information about the child's name or whether the child was a hotel guest was not immediately available.

UPDATE: The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was still looking Wednesday morning for the missing 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Sheriff Jerry Demings saying the boy and his four family members were relaxing on the shores of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa when the gator came after the toddler. The boy’s father tried to save him, but failed to yank him out of the reptile’s grip. The Sheriff’s Office was called around 9:16 p.m, according to the Sentinel

UPDATE: According to FOX 13Disney has now closed all of their beaches in response to the incident. 

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


© 2022 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation