Police are searching for a child who was snatched by an alligator near Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.
The two-year-old boy was paddling in a foot of water on a beach beside the Seven Seas Lagoon at 9pm when the animal attacked and dragged him away.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said: “The father was there nearby and the alligator came up and attacked. The father struggled and tried to get his son and was not successful and he alerted others nearby to assist him.”
The mother also tried to rescue the boy and a nearby lifeguard was told of the attack, Demings said.