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Florida official says toddler attacked by alligator at Disney likely drowned

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 17:23:59-04
An alligator snatched a 2-year-old boy Tuesday night in a lagoon at a Disney hotel near Orlando as his father desperately tried to save him.

An alligator snatched a 2-year-old boy Tuesday night in a lagoon at a Disney hotel near Orlando as his father desperately tried to save him.

Lane Graves, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon at a Walt Disney World hotel, likely drowned, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Wednesday.

“Of course, the autopsy has to confirm that, but there is likely no question in my mind that the child was drowned by the alligator.”

Demings said the body was located not far from where the boy was grabbed Tuesday night.