UPDATE: Orange County Sheriff's Office says alligator attacked two-year-old boy at Walt Disney World

The scene outside the Grand Florida Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World where the Orange...
The scene outside the Grand Florida Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World where the Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a 2-year-old being dragged into the water by an alligator. Picture courtesy of Twitter user @Menardness(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 14, 2016 at 10:40 PM CDT
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UPDATE: 6:30 AM June 15, 2016

Orange County Sheriff's Officials confirmed in another press conference early Wednesday morning they still have not found the missing two-year-old boy.

According to WESH, Orlando's NBC affiliate, the Sheriff's office says search and rescue crews will continue looking until they find something. The area surrounding the Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort is now being treated as an active crime scene.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials captured and euthanized four alligators overnight, but they could not confirm those alligators were involved.

Sheriff's officials say the child was playing in about one foot of water in the lagoon when the alligator attacked the child.


UPDATE: 12:25 a.m. June 15, 2016

A press conference with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Disney reps has just concluded.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says a call was received just after 9:20 p.m. in regards to an alligator attack on the beach at the Grand Floridian.

Demings says according to witnesses, a two-year-old boy on vacation with his family from Nebraska was playing in about a foot of water on the beach at the Grand Floridian. That's when an alligator came and snatched the boy from the beach. The boy's father was nearby and jumped into the water to try and save his son but was unsuccessful.

OCSO and FWC have multiple units deployed, including helicopters and sonar, in an effort to recover the body of the two-year-old. Sheriff Demings says his office won't leave until they recover the child. More than 50 officers are taking part in the search and recovery.

According to Demings, the child was on vacation with his mom, father and two siblings and arrived at Disney on June 12. They are staying at the Grand Floridian.

There have been no recent nuisance reports of alligators in the area of the Grand Floridian.

Disney is cooperating with the investigation and a spokesperson says everyone at the Walt Disney World Resort is devastated by Tuesday's events.


ORIGINAL STORY 10:40 p.m. June 14, 2016

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of a 2-year-old child after reports are an alligator snatched it from the beach at the Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World.

It happened about 9:30 PM Tuesday night during an outdoor movie night at the Grand Floridian. Deputies aren't releasing a lot of details but numerous Orange County Sheriff's Office vehicles are at the Grand Floridian, crime scene tape is up and a Sheriff's Office helicopter can be seen in the skies above Disney World shining a light down on the Seven Seas Lagoon.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is holding a press conference about this at 11:45 p.m. CDT.

Twitter user @Menardness (ChristianTheMagician) is staying at the Grand Floridian and has given WJHG/WECP permission to use his photos and retweet his updates. You can find those below.