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Alligator attack and death of Lane Graves at Disney World 2016

Alligator attack and death of Lane Graves at Disney World 2016

The victim was Lane Graves, 2 years old and a male. He was killed by an alligator beside the Seven Seas Lagoon outside of Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL on June 14th of 2016. His parents were Matt Graves and Melissa Graves.

Matt Graves was wading with his two year old in a "no swimming" area which contained alligators.

The baby was attacked while the father was holding the baby, struggling to hold on.

However, the 7-8 foot alligator was too powerful to fend off.

The event is being compared to that of Michelle Gregg, who dropped her baby in Harambe The Gorilla's exhibit.

Since the incident, trappers have caught and killed 5 alligators, which they have dissected to look for remains.

At 4:30 PM EST, the Sheriff's office reported the recovery of Lane Graves' body, completely intact.

The Sheriff also said the investigation will continue to locate the alligator.

The family has established a Go Fund Me to help with funeral expenses.


Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comAn image of the type of alligator that most likely took the 2 year old.
Jun 15, 2016, 5:32 PM
Citation Linkcnn.comA CNNarticle wehre Sheriff Demings says there is no way the baby survived.
Jun 15, 2016, 5:19 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJohn Taggart's image of the search in the Seven Seas Lagoon, owned by Walt Disney World.
Jun 15, 2016, 5:23 PM
Citation Linkusatoday.comA USA TODAYarticle and video about the events that took place.The alligator was potentially 8 feet long.
Jun 15, 2016, 5:26 PM
Citation Linknbcnews.comLane Graves named, and body recovered.Matt and Melissa Graves are named as the parents.
Jun 15, 2016, 8:35 PM
Citation Linkgoogle.comA Google Mapsview of the location.Linked from this article: [9]
Jun 15, 2016, 9:07 PM
Citation Linktheguardian.comA highly detailed article by The Guardianshowing the scenes and describing the events.
Jun 15, 2016, 9:08 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comAn aerial view of the Seven Seas Lagoon.The hotel is called the Grand Floridian.
Jun 15, 2016, 9:11 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comLane Graves
Jun 15, 2016, 9:25 PM
Citation Linkgofundme.comThe family has established a Go Fund Meto help with funeral expenses.
Jun 16, 2016, 10:18 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA picture of the No Swimming sign, posted by this CNN article: [1]
Jun 15, 2016, 9:55 PM