Body Of 2-Year-Old Recovered

Walt Disney World closed beaches at its Florida resorts Wednesday while dozens of rescuers searched, and ultimately found, a 2-year-old boy who was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator.

Investigators say the boy’s body was found intact, in about 6 feet of water, near the area where he went missing. Wildlife officials removed five alligators from the water Wednesday and examined them for the boy, but no sign. They will now compare teeth marks to see if they have the proper gator.

Wildlife officials said the attack was a rarity in a state with a gator population estimated at 1 million. But it still spooked visitors in a city built on tourism. And many are learning about how the alligator threat is managed in the amusement park complex for the first time.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Disney World.