Search Continues for 2-Year-Old Boy Attacked by an Alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

The father struggled and failed to rescue the child from the gator, authorities say.
2:35 | 06/15/16

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A lot of breaking news overnight. Starting with that shock we woke up to. It is certainly a shocking horrible story, massive search under way right now for a 2-year-old boy grabbed by an alligator. His father desperately trying to rescue him. Of course, that happened at one of the most popular resorts in America, Disney world's grand floridian. You see it there and Lauren Lyster has the late effort. Good morning, Lauren. Reporter: Good morning, George. This morning authorities scouring a lagoon using choppers and sonar equipment searching for any signs of that missing child here at a Disney world resort. We're told that boy waded into water a foot deep when the alligator snatched him. A search under way for the 2-year-old boy snatched by an alligator while wading in a lake at this Disney world resort overnight. The gator swam away with the child. Reporter: The father of the boy wrestling the gator to try to free his son. At some point he did actually wrestle with the gator to try to recover his son. Reporter: This morning at least 50 emergency personnel on the scene hunting for any sign of the toddler who was on the third day of a summer vacation visiting from Nebraska with his parents and siblings. At 9:16 the first emergency call came in from the grand floridian resort. An upscale resort which sits on the man-made seven seas lagoon. Boy wading in ankle deep water. His father nearby. Suddenly an alligator between four and seven feet swiped the toddler. The father ran into the water struggling to pry the boy from the gator's grip. At some point the boy's mother also ran into the water to try to help. The parents alerting a lifeguard on duty but nothing could be done. Deputies closing off the area with crime scene tape, helicopters, dive teams and alligator trapper on scene. We're putting every effort into locating the child and trapping this alligator. Reporter: According to several witnesses the family had set up a baby pen about 0 to 30 yards from the water on the sand during the hotel's movie night. The beach had clearly marked no swimming signs but no alligator warnings. The sheriff's office said there had been no reports of any alligator nuisance but just how many are located in the lagoon is still being investigated. Walt Disney world expressing their condolences to the family. Everyone here at the Walt Disney world resort is devastated by this tragic accident. Our thoughts are with the family. We are helping the family and doing everything we can to assist law enforcement. Reporter: And police say they've already taken four gators out of that lagoon but no far no sign of the missing child.

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