ORLANDO — Deputies in Orlando are searching for a child who was apparently dragged into a lake by an alligator near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The child, who is reportedly 2 years old, was dragged into Seven Seas Lagoon around 9:30 p.m., sheriff’s office spokeswoman Rose Silva said.
Crews are currently searching by helicopter and a dive team is en route, Silva said.
According to several tweets, the child was on the beach during a “movie night” event when the incident occurred.
As of 10:30 p.m., crews are searching the water for the missing child.
This story is developing.
Search crews at Grand Floridian Beach pic.twitter.com/wTCsxsJwNO
— j (@adams_847) June 15, 2016
an alligator took a girl from the beach in Disney and they are searching for her in the lake
— kylo ren skinny (@prettyoddera) June 15, 2016
Tonight at Walt Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel crews search Seven Seas Lagoon for possible alligator attack victim pic.twitter.com/lVSOxivh05
— Shawn Powers (@Shawn_Powers) June 15, 2016
The sick contrast of events… pic.twitter.com/lNelCyD4ki
— ً (@Menardness) June 15, 2016