Last week, 2-year old Lane Graves of Nebraska lost his life in a deadly alligator attack at Disney. Reports state that an alligator snatched the boy from the shores of the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa where he and his family were vacationing.
While at the Disney Resort, the young boy had been wading close to the shore the lagoon. The boy’s father desperately attempted to free his child from the alligator while his mother tried to get help from the lifeguard. Tragically, the alligator was too strong and fast for any rescue efforts. The next morning officials reported that they had recovered the body of the boy. The official cause of death is drowning.
Following the tragic death, Disney released a public statement stating that the company “will thoroughly review the situation for the future.”