ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World resort say they’re devastated by the death of their son.
A statement by Matt and Melissa Graves of Elkhorn, Nebraska, says words can’t express the shock and grief their family is experiencing.
They are thanking authorities in Orlando, Florida, for their assistance after the gator grabbed 2-year-old Lane Graves from shallow water in a lake at a Disney hotel.
An animal described as being as long as 7 feet snatched the little boy as he waded in shallow water Tuesday night. The beach had “no swimming” signs but none warning about alligators.
The company says it will now add gator warnings. No time frame is being announced, and the resort’s beaches remain closed.