Officials Discuss Alligator Attack at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williamson provides the latest details.
4:28 | 06/15/16

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Let's get more from Jeff Williamson of the Orange county sheriff's office. Mr. Williamson, thanks for joining us. Such a shocking story to awful us. What's the latest on the search? Well, last night we had multiple boats out here, the Orange county sheriff's office with the Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission had three boats on the water. We also had a number of deputies that remained on site. The Orange county sheriff's office dive team is here. They are pretty much suited up and ready to go should there be a discovery of any kind. Trappers were in the water commissioned by the Florida fish and wildlife commission. They were able to catch and capture a number of gators, examined them to see if they could find anything in regards to the search but so far they've come up with nothing. So right now this remains a search and rescue operation. We're going to continue to stay out here fresh eyes on the water, some fresh eyes on the water from fish and wildlife from the Orange county sheriff's office so hopefully we'll be able to find something today but for now we continue with the search and rescue operation. Take us back to the moment when this all began. This was shortly after 9:00 P.M. Last night. What else have you been able to piece together about exactly what happened? Right after 9:00 I think it was closer around 9:30 or so we received a 911 call, well, the fire improvement district which services Disney received a 911 emergency call. The father said his son had been grabbed by a gator on the beach area just outside of this particular resort. The gator was able to grab the child. The father ran over, tried to rescue the child. Wrestled the child from the gator to no avail. The gator swam out into the water and has not been located. Immediately Disney boats were in the water, also boats were in the water from fish and wildlife and the Orange county sheriff's office and put helicopters in the air and, of course, a dive team on standby and very vigorous search took place last night. We had grief counselors and victim advocates in with the parents and the family because as you know it's a very traumatic incident, so we've done everything that we can to, you know, bring some comfort to the family and let them know we're doing everything we can but we've had multiple persons in the water. Multiple persons searching and it's just 50 or so people have been out since the beginning of this incident, episode and more will be coming out here fresh eyes to take another look this morning. I can't even imagine what those parents went through. The father actually went into the water to wrestle with the alligator and the pore went in, as well. The father heard some sort of a splash. Didn't know what going on, looked over and ran over to try to give aid, to try to wrestle the child from the alligator and was unsuccessful so I can only imagine, I'm with you on that one, George. I can only imagine the trauma he must have been going through to try to wrestle this child, his child, his 2-year-old child from this alligator to no avail only to see the gator take off with the child into the water. Just a horrific, horrific incident. In the wrong place at the wrong time and it's just a terrible incident. We're doing everything we can, however, to try and locate this gator, this child and to also bring as much comfort as we can, I don't know how much that is, as much as we can to the family. Hard to imagine any possible comfort in these moments. You know, the signs say -- we've been to those resorts and know the pond is marked with no swimming signs but have you had any problem with gators recently? Historically my understanding is there have been no complaints of gators they can be a nuisance. No nuisance complaint, no attack complaint, nothing whatsoever in the area so it really is as if this is a freakish situation that took place. No history of this at this location so nothing. It's just, you know, a child playing in a foot of water or so just barely in -- on the edges of the water and up pops this gator. So no history, no, none whatsoever. My goodness, well, we know you are on it this morning, Mr. Williamson. Thanks for your time. Thank you. Boy, this one hits so close to home. As many of you know Disney is the parent company of ABC news and we our hearts go out to the boy's family and everyone involved.

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