Walt Disney World is honoring the little boy from Omaha who was killed by an alligator at the Grand Floridian resort last year with a newly unveiled sculpture.
Two-year-old, Lane Graves, lost his life at Seven Seas Lagoon last summer. Lane and his family were visiting Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa on June 14, 2016, when an alligator seized the child and dragged him into the lagoon, where he died. At the time of the nightmare incident, the child’s father, Matt Graves, frantically tried to free his son from the gator’s capture along with efforts of the lifeguards, but attempts were unsuccessful.
Lane’s body vanished underwater and was recovered the following day.
The lighthouse sculpture honors Lane Thomas Graves and the foundation created in his name. It was placed along the shorelines where the tragic incident occurred.