The 2-year-old boy who was dragged by an alligator on the shores of Disneyâ€™s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa remained missing early Wednesday â€” as authorities continued their desperate search for the tragic tot.
Jeff Williamson of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said additional personnel would be deployed to assist in the search-and-rescue operation.
â€œRight now weâ€™re going to bring in some fresh eyes and continue with the search,â€ Williamson said, the Orlando Sentinel reported. â€œPrepare for the worst, hope for the best.â€
The boy, who was vacationing with his family of five from Nebraska, was on the shoreline of the Seven Seas Lagoon on Tuesday night when the gator â€” estimated to be between 4 and 7 feet long â€” attacked him.
His dad tried to pry him loose from the animal but was unable to, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
â€œAs a father, as a grandfather, weâ€™re going to hope for the best in these circumstances, but based on my 35 years of law enforcement experience, we know we have some challenges ahead of us,â€ Demings said, the paper reported.
15 Jun 2016