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Disney closes beaches at company's resorts after alligator drags toddler

Posted: 12:25 PM, Jun 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-15 16:49:38Z
Disney closes beaches at company's resorts after alligator drags toddler

Walt Disney officials have closed beaches at the company's resorts today in what's called "an abundance of caution."

This, as the search continues for a two-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near a Walt Disney World resort outside Orlando, Florida.

It happened in a beach area that's part of the Grand Floridian resort, across the lake from Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park.

Wildlife officials have already removed four alligators from the water, but they found no indication linking them to the child's disappearance.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says some 50 people are now "working on recovering the body" of the 2-year-old boy.

He says the boy's family "will no question lose a 2-year-old child."

Some 50 people are now using sonar equipment as they search a system of lakes and ponds linked by canals to the Seven Seas Lagoon where the boy was attacked while wading in about a foot of water at 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

Demings says they are trying to "bring some closure to this family."