Body discovered of 2-year-old boy killed by alligator at Disney World

Disney gastor hunt.jpg
Disney gastor hunt.jpg

Searchers have recovered the body of a two-year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Orlando, police said.

The boy was attacked by the reptile about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

The boy was playing in the water while his family, vacationing from Nebraska, relaxed on the shore nearby, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told a news conference.

"The father entered the water and tried to grab the child and was not successful," Demings said.

The mother also tried to rescue the boy and the father suffered hand injuries, he added. The family has not been named.