Florida alligator attack: Two-year-old's body recovered after 18-hour search!

While the father fought to bring his son back, all he got were minor lacerations on his arm.

By Udita Madan | Last Updated: Jun 16, 2016, 15:35 PM IST
Florida alligator attack: Two-year-old's body recovered after 18-hour search!

New Delhi: After a desperate search that clocked up 18 hours, the body of the two-year-old, who was dragged away by an alligator near Disney World Resort in Florida, has finally been found.

The boy was last seen playing at the edge of the man-made lake near the hotel on Tuesday, when the alligator caught the boy and dragged him away deeper into the water.

While the father fought to bring his son back, all he got were minor lacerations on his arm.

15 unsuccessful hours into the search for the child, the authorities and the search team were compelled to believe that the boy was dead, which led to a search for the body.

 

The recovered body has been identified as two-year-old Lane Graves. As per reports, the divers found the remains at 1:45 pm near the area where the boy was attacked.

The reports further say that the body of the boy is intact, except for a few puncture wounds.

The body will have to undergo an autopsy, however, Sheriff Jerry Demings believes that “the child was drowned by the alligator”.

Two-year-old Lane Graves was on a vacation in Disney World with his parents and two siblings from Nebraska.