Police have recovered the body of the two year old boy dragged away by an alligator at Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while his family vacationed at the resort.

The boy was found dead at about 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Contrary to what many had feared, his body was found intact.

According to authorities familiar with the investigation, his body had only a few puncture wounds.

He was found by divers not far from where he was grabbed by the alligator on Tuesday night, the Orange County Sherriff, Demings said.

Sherriff Demings said the boy who name is Lane Graves, likely died by drowning and not killed by the alligator.

He said: “Of course, the autopsy has to confirm that, but there is likely no question in my mind that the child was drowned by the alligator.”

The family of the boy were on vacation at the resort from Nebraska and were relaxing near the Lake Tuesday evening when the attack occurred.

Since the attack, five alligators were seized and killed in an attempt to find the boy.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director, Nick Wiley said the alligator may have already been caught, but that has not yet been confirmed.

“We’re going to make certain that we have the alligator that was involved, and that we remove it from the lake,” he said.

His father sustained minor lacerations to his arm in the attempt to retrieve his child, Nick added.

Since the event, there have been mixed reactions on social media. Using the hashtag #DisneyGatorAttack, people around the world have aired their feelings on the situation.

Some have condemned the parents, other condemned Disney’s sign as not enough warning while others have shown compassion.

“The Graves family appreciates the support they have received and have asked for privacy as they grieve the loss of their son,” the Sheriff’s department said on its Twitter page.

We do hope that they find comfort even in this time of grief.

Author: Ope Adedeji