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Matt Graves

Matt Graves

Matt Graves is Chief Data Officer for Infogroup. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Matt is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Advertising and has an MBA from Regis University. [14] Matt was the father of Lane Graves. He is married to Melissa Graves. [14]

Alligator attack and death of Lane Graves at Disney World 2016

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

The sign also says not to feed the animals, but does not warn specifically of 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.

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Matt Graves told Orlando Police that he was attacked by a second alligator while trying to free his son from the first alligator that snatched and killed Lane Graves. [23]

The incident is being compared to that of Michelle Gregg, who dropped her baby in Harambe The Gorilla's exhibit. [20]

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.

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The family has established a Go Fund Me to help with funeral expenses. [12]

References

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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPolice searching for his son
Jun 15, 2016, 10:23 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPolice searching for his son
Jun 15, 2016, 10:23 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPolice searching for his son
Jun 15, 2016, 10:23 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPolice searching for his son
Jun 15, 2016, 10:24 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThe family
Jun 15, 2016, 10:24 PM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comMatt Graves on Facebook
Jun 16, 2016, 5:00 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThere were "No Swimming" signs at Disney Resorts.None seen warning specifically about gators.
Jun 16, 2016, 11:31 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comNo swimming sign.
Jun 16, 2016, 11:58 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comMother posted on Facebook of her son at the same spot where Lane Graves was taken by the gator.
Jun 16, 2016, 11:33 PM
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Citation Linkheavy.comMatt & Melissa Graves: Our hearts go out to you!
Jun 16, 2016, 1:15 AM
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Citation Linkyoutube.comVideo about the attack
Jun 15, 2016, 11:46 PM
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Citation Linkgofundme.comThe family has established a Go Fund Meto help with funeral expenses.
Jun 16, 2016, 10:17 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comLane Graves
Jun 15, 2016, 9:27 PM
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Citation Linklinkedin.comMatt Graves on LinkedIn.
Jun 15, 2016, 9:29 PM
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Citation Linktwitter.comMatt Graves on Twitter.
Jun 15, 2016, 9:30 PM
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Citation Linkinfogroup.comLink on infogroup.com
Jun 15, 2016, 9:30 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPictures of Lane Graves
Jun 15, 2016, 10:08 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFamily portrait
Jun 15, 2016, 9:51 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comMatt Graves LinkedIn profile picture.
Jun 15, 2016, 9:32 PM
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Citation Linkketv.comArticle about the incident.
Jun 15, 2016, 9:23 PM