Yesterday, I brought you the report of Lane Graves, the two-year-old boy whose body has been recovered from a lagoon at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando after he was snatched by an alligator on Tuesday night.
Lane’s body was discovered ‘intact’ 17 hours after he was grabbed by the reptile while paddling in water 10 feet from the shore at the upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa close to the Magic Kingdom.
The boy and his marketing company executive father Matthew Graves, 42, and mother Melissa Graves, 38, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, had been in Seven Seas Lagoon, despite the ‘no swimming’ signs close by when the alligator struck.However, the signs did not warn of alligators and Disney World is coming under increasing criticism for the lack of clear warnings – especially because the resort next door warns of alligators in the water.
Disney says it it ‘reviewing’ the signs at its resorts.
After the discovery of the body, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demmings said the boy’s parents are unlikely to be charged with any sort of neglect and added that the alligator likely drowned Lane and abandoned his body on the bottom of the lagoon.Wildlife officials remove an alligator from the Disney lagoon where two-year-old Lane Graves was killed. They have removed five in total and Disney has admitted that the reptiles are regularly removed.