Body of Toddler Recovered After Alligator Attack at Walt Disney World


Body of Toddler Recovered After Alligator Attack at Walt Disney World.

The story is possibly the most heartbreaking one in the history of Disney Parks.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected families.

CNN is reporting that authorities have recovered the body of the 2 year old that was snatched from the beach of the Grand Floridian Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Authorities were first alerted to an attack at 9:16 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s officials reported. The boy’s father fought to retrieve his son without success. A lifeguard also rushed to the scene.

Quoting from the CNN Article:

Disney’s alligator management Wiley, of the FWC, said, “Disney has been very proactive with regard to dealing with alligators… (Disney has) full time staff observing these waters. They have essentially an open system permit where anytime they see an alligator or a complaint is called, it (the alligator) can be taken out.

These alligator are not relocated, they have to be euthanize because when they become a problem if you move them somewhere you’re just moving a problem.”

Disney World announced early Wednesday morning it was closing all beaches at all resorts as a precautionary measure.

To our knowledge, there has not been a similar incident reported on Disney property.

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About Rick Killingsworth

Rick visited the Magic Kingdom in 1971 for the first Christmas parade in their history. At nine years old, he was bitten by the Disney Bug. He can still remember the sights, the smells, and the sounds. It truly was magical. It would be twenty years before he could afford to take his young family back to “The World.” It was the vacation of a lifetime, and they have been fortunate to go hundreds of times since. His daughters, now grown, still tear up when they see the castle (as does he).