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Disney unveils lighthouse statue honoring toddler killed by alligator

Disney unveils lighthouse statue honoring toddler killed by alligator

Lane Graves was dragged to his death by the animal at Disney World in Orlando while he and his family, including sister Ella, were vacationing there in June 2016.

Walt Disney World has unveiled a statue to commemorate Lane Thomas Graves, the two-year-old boy who was killed in an alligator attack at the Orlando, Fla., park a year ago. "We will continue to honor Lane and preserve his spirit through the Lane Thomas Foundation".

A sculpture of a lighthouse will soon stand on Disney property to remember 2-year-old Lane Graves.

It took 16 hours for his body to be recovered from the water.

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The lighthouse is meant to spread awareness for the organization, a Disney spokesman said in a statement. That's when an alligator attacked him.

In the accompanying message it said the statue was "created to honour our loving boy Lane".

People soon called for clearer signs and barriers warning visitors of the alligators.

In a statement, the family said they had decided against pursuing a wrongful death suit against Disney and instead set up the Lane Thomas Foundation in memory of their son, saying they are 'solely focused on the future health of our family'. Reports indicted the resort had "No Swimming" signs posted, but no warning of the unsafe reptiles.


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