WATCH: Cops Search for Trespasser on Disney World's Abandoned Discovery Island

September 2, 2020

Body cam footage was released of the manhunt for a trespasser on Disney World's Discovery Island on Bay Lake.

The footage gives a behind-the-scenes look at the island, a former zoological park. The entire Disney World resort was closed due to the pandemic.

The 42-year-old Alabama man Richard McGuire allegedly camped out on the island and documented his stay on YouTube, reports Click Orlando.

He was caught on security footage wandering the island on April 30, and that's when cops took action to search for and arrest him.

Body cam footage of the search can be viewed in the video below.

Discovery Island, which is on Bay Lake, has been closed to the public since 1999. Back in the day, it was home to animal exhibits and walking trails. Now all that remains are decaying buildings, rusty cages, and overgrown foliage.

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