2 Year Old Snatched By Alligator At Disney World, Dies
The tragic story of 2 year old toddler Lane Graves has sent shivers down many hearts. Lane, a resident of Elkhorn in Nebraska was on a vacation with his parents and two siblings at Disney Grand Florida Resort And Spa in Orlando.
Tragic Incident At Disney Resort
The little boy was playing at the beach at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Disney Resort when he was snatched by a giant alligator and dragged into the water. The alligator is reported to be about 5 to 7 feet long. Lanes parents were shocked to see the horrifying scene of their child being preyed upon by the mighty monster.
Lanes father did not think twice before jumping into the water and wrestling with the alligator with his bare hands. However, as fate had it, he was unsuccessful in his heroic efforts. Even the childs mother has been reported to have jumped into the water to save her son but all efforts failed. The boy was already pulled underwater by the gator till then.
Body Found At 11 Yards
The rescue guards at the Disney Resort were at a distance when the incident occurred. When they came it was too late. The officials informed the Police. Though the police confirmed that the boy is likely to have died, Lanes parents did not give up hope. Their world came crashing down when after a 17 hour search his body was discovered about 15 yards away from where that alligator snatched him.
Jerry Demings, Orange Country Sheriff has confirmed that Lanes parents, Matt and Melissa, though distressed were relieved when they came to know that their sons body was found intact. The couples close relative has released a statement on behalf of Lanes parents thanking all the well-wishers for their “thoughtful prayers”.
Everyone at Walt Disney is shocked at the tragic incident, claimed a Disney spokesperson. There have been 2 more similar cases in Florida that proved fatal for the victims.
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It is clear from the tragedy of 2 year old Lane Graves, that his shocking death at the mouth of an alligator at Disney Resort is the result of the rising sea levels that has resulted in the increasing number of animals moving out of their natural habitat and coming closer to the urban areas. Its high time we become more responsible towards our environment.