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Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Resort

Postby tankee » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:34 pm

LOS ANGELES: Police in Florida hunted on Wednesday (Jun 15) for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged by an alligator into a lagoon at Walt Disney World in front of his family hours earlier, despite the parents' efforts to rescue their child.

The boy was attacked by the reptile about 9.15pm on Tuesday at the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.and Spa in Lake Buena Vista, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

The boy was playing in the water while his family, vacationing from Nebraska, relaxed on the shore nearby, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told a news conference.

"The father entered the water and tried to grab the child and was not successful," Demings said. The mother also tried to rescue the boy and the father suffered hand injuries, he added. The family has not been named.

"As a father, as a grandfather we are 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," Demings told reporters.

He said the animal was thought to be between 4 and 7 feet (1.2 and 2 meters) long.............

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby janet88 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:58 am

the boy's body has been found intact with some puncture holes.

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby MrsKiasu » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:01 am

So sad..but an intact body is a kind of 'consolation' though a sad one :sad:

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby janet88 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:08 am

MrsKiasu wrote:So sad..but an intact body is a kind of 'consolation' though a sad one :sad:

very sad. saw the video of the lagoon. looks like they have to put a sign which says 'Danger. Crocodile seen'

i think there was an alligator which appeared on our golf course recently.

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby MrsKiasu » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:15 am

Janet, could be due to me near the time of the month..feeling very affected by this case and also the lentor accident..couldnt take off the image of the child crying and asking for her dead mommy as described by one of the witness.

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby floppy » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:17 am

janet88 wrote:
MrsKiasu wrote:So sad..but an intact body is a kind of 'consolation' though a sad one :sad:

very sad. saw the video of the lagoon. looks like they have to put a sign which says 'Danger. Crocodile seen'

i think there was an alligator which appeared on our golf course recently.


Orlando / Florida - alligator (alligators are native to America and China)
Singapore - crocodile (but they are all over the place).

Technicality.

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby janet88 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:56 am

MrsKiasu wrote:Janet, could be due to me near the time of the month..feeling very affected by this case and also the lentor accident..couldnt take off the image of the child crying and asking for her dead mommy as described by one of the witness.

i feel for the 2 young boys who lost their mother...their father has been arrested. at this crucial period, the relatives would have to step in. the boys' medical fees would cost a hefty sum.

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby tankee » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:35 am

floppy wrote:
janet88 wrote:
MrsKiasu wrote:So sad..but an intact body is a kind of 'consolation' though a sad one :sad:

very sad. saw the video of the lagoon. looks like they have to put a sign which says 'Danger. Crocodile seen'

i think there was an alligator which appeared on our golf course recently.


Orlando / Florida - alligator (alligators are native to America and China)
Singapore - crocodile (but they are all over the place).

Technicality.


Singapore should be buaya :yikes: :duck: :siam:

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Re: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon @ Orlando Disney Res

Postby Nebbermind » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:57 am

tankee wrote:
Singapore should be buaya :yikes: :duck: :siam:

:wrongmove:

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