Disney World Closes Beaches In Wake Of Alligator Attack

Associated Press

Disney World is closing its beaches, ferry boats and marinas  “out of an abundance of caution” the company said Wednesday after an alligator attacked a 2-year-old last night near the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

The alligator dragged a child who was wading in a “no swimming” area at the Seven Seas Lagoon into the water. This is a man-made lake that connects to the park’s canals.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has deemed this a “search and rescue operation.”

“We are very hopeful,” a spokesman said at a news conference this morning. “Sometimes you get the worst, but we are hoping for the best.”

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