Transcript for Child Dragged by Gator Into Lake at Disney Resort in Florida
First the latest on that alligator attack at Disney world. Back to ABC's Lauren Lyster in Orlando. Good morning, Lauren. Reporter: Good morning, George. An estimated 52 million visit Orlando every year, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world but with all eyes on Disney world this morning, there is real concern about the threat alligators pose everywhere. As more than 50 emergency personnel search this Disney world lagoon for any sign of the 2-year-old boy ripped away from his father by an alligator during a summer vacation at the grand floridian resort questions about the dangers posed by them. We have them in all fresh water across Florida. Reporter: They've lived there for centuries. But in recent years as the Orange state experiences tremendous population growth, gators are turning up everywhere. On doorsteps, in pools. Even shopping centers. There's a lady that just got attacked by an alligator. Reporter: Rachel lillien that will was swimming here when a gator suddenly clamped down on her arm. It rolled me around and at that poi I realized, okay, you're not getting out of this and I needed to call for help. Reporter: Fortunately two nearby kayakers beat back the gator with a paddle. The gator took her arm and part of this bathing suit but spared her life. Doug brown felt lucky to be alive after a gator tried to pull him into the water. His mother watching on in horror. I was thinking, oh, my god, you know, got my son. Reporter: Summoning all his courage the 45-year-old managed to pull his hand out of the gator's grip. I was going for a swim. Reporter: The Florida fish and wildlife commission says there are seven unprovoked gator bites a year requiring medical attention but overall the odds of getting attacked is only about 1 in 2.5 million. We don't know how many gator are in the seven seas lagoon home to several of Disney world's most popular resorts but according to the wildlife commission they work with Disney all the time to remove gators and have a close relationship. Thanks so much.
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