An alligator dragged a toddler into the water near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Orlando Tuesday evening and local authorities continue to search for the child.

A helicopter circled the Seven Seas Lagoon late into the night, even as the Walt Disney World fireworks went off in the distance, according to witnesses who shared images on social media. Police also cordoned off the search area.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva said the 2-year-old child was dragged into the water around 9:30 p.m. ET, according to the Associated Press.

It is unclear if the toddler was staying at the Disney resort with familyMashable has reached out to Walt Disney World for more information. Read more…

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Alligator drags toddler into water near Disney resort, police say