Toddler Snatched By Alligator At Disney World – Body Recovered

The body of a two-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida has been recovered.alligThe child, named as Lane Graves, was paddling in a foot of water on a beach beside the Seven Seas Lagoon at 9pm on Tuesday when the animal dragged him away.  Boats, a helicopter and scores of police officers were involved in the search Рand a body has now been recovered in tact 10-15ft out.

He is believed to have been drowned by the alligator. The boy’s father tried unsuccessfully to pry him from the jaws of the 4-7ft alligator before it disappeared into the 14ft-deep manmade lagoon. The body has been sent for a post-mortem.

Eyewitness Bill Wilson, visiting from Indiana, said the attack unfolded in less than 30 seconds. He told the Orlando Sentinal: “I looked over and here comes one of the lifeguards. He said ‘Everybody get out of the water’. The mother was there and she was frantic, running up and down looking.”