Disney builds stone wall at lake where alligator killed 2-year-old boy
Lane Graves pulled into Seven Seas Lagoon June 14
ORLANDO, Fla. – Workers are building a stone wall around a Walt Disney World lake where an alligator killed a toddler earlier this summer.
Disney officials told the Orlando Sentinel that the barrier wall is part of the new security plan following the death of 2-year-old Lane Graves of Omaha, Nebraska. The boulder wall is going up along the beaches of the Seven Seas Lagoon, where several resorts are located.
Disney also put up warning signs and ropes after Graves was dragged by an alligator into the lake on June 14, while he and his family were at the sandy waterfront of the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for movie night.
Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williamson said the boy was at the edge of the lake, probably about a foot or two into the water, when the alligator attacked.
According to emails from the Reedy Creek Fire Department, Lane's father, Matt Graves, said he was attacked by a second alligator as he tried to grab his son back from the gator.
The boy's body was found 16 hours later, and an autopsy showed he died from drowning and traumatic injuries.
Five alligators were killed after being pulled from the lake.
The family decided not to file a lawsuit against Disney.
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