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Searchers Recover Body of Two Year-Old Taken by Alligator at Disneyland Resort

Media is reporting that searchers found the body of the two year-old snatched by an alligator at the Disneyland resort in Orlando.

Walt Disney World closed beaches at its Florida resorts Wednesday while dozens of rescuers searched a lagoon for the body of 2-year-old boy who was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator as his father tried to fight off the reptile.

Wildlife officials removed four alligators from the water and cut them open.

Wildlife officials said the attack was a rarity in a state with a gator population estimated at around 1 million. But it still spooked visitors in a city built on tourism.

The family of four from Nebraska was on vacation at the Seven Seas Lagoon inside a Disney World resort around nightfall Tuesday when the child waded no more than 1 or 2 feet into the water and was taken from a small beach, sheriff’s and state wildlife officials said.

One expert told KNX 1070 that this is very rare, 300 attacks since 1938 with just a fraction fatal.