A 2 year old child was reportedly attacked and killed by a gator near Disney’s Grand Floridian hotel beach and dragged further into the Seven Seas Lagoon water. Cops allegedly killed at least five gators in the waters while searching for the child, though none appeared to be the one who attacked the child. According to reports, Disney has a wildlife management system which is supposed to prevent this type of incident, but somehow several gators remained in the water.
It is unfathomable that gators continued to live in the waters near where Disney guests played without warning guests.
It is apparent to those of us who investigate wrongful death claims based on the information available at this time that there was a possible procedural breakdown at Disney. The fact that there were at least six gators in water where resort guests can walk in or near, or even boat, is six too many. While employees may have been diligent in the past at keeping gators from accessing guest areas, something happened which could have possibly been prevented. Perhaps they became too relaxed? Understaffed? Lacked proper training and experience?