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On Wednesday, a dive team recovered the remains of the 2-year-old boy dragged off by an alligator last night near Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Hotel, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

“He was found within the immediate area where he was last seen,” said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings at a press conference. “The family was distraught, but they were relieved to have the body back and intact.”

According to police, the boy’s parents, Matt and Melissa Graves, were visiting the Orlando resort from Elkhorn, Nebraska, when their child was attacked last night. From USA Today:

The 7- to 8-foot reptile grabbed the boy late Tuesday as he was playing in about a foot of water at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the resort. His father, who quickly rushed to the boy’s aid, could not fend off the alligator and received minor injuries to his hand.

The boy’s mother also rushed into the water, but when the frantic couple was unable to save their son, they alerted a nearby lifeguard who called 911.

Some 50 wildlife specialists, including trained alligator trappers, shifted early Wednesday from a search and rescue effort to a recovery operation, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

The boy’s official cause of death has yet to be determined, but Sheriff Demings told reporters on Wednesday that “there’s no question in my mind that the child was drowned by the alligator.”

Wildlife officials tell NBC News that there is a “good chance” they have caught the alligator that attacked the boy, having trapped and euthanized five alligators for analysis since the attack.