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Disney unveils statue to honor two-year-old boy killed by alligator

09 August 2017, 12:32 | Yvette Williams

The lighthouse memorial at the Walt Disney World Resort

The lighthouse memorial at the Walt Disney World Resort

Lane Graves, 2, was killed at the park a year ago.

- A statue was unveiled this week at Walt Disney World in honor of a toddler killed a year ago by an alligator at the Grand Floridian Resort. But he was snatched by an alligator a few moments later.

The gold and blue statue, marked with two stars, was placed near where the June 14, 2016, tragedy happened.

The statue, a small lighthouse sculpture, has been installed to spread awareness of the Lane Thomas Foundation, which was established to support families who need organ transplants.

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The lighthouse is the symbol for the Lane Thomas Foundation, an organization started by the boy's parents, according to the Lane Thomas Foundation Facebook page. Witnesses tried to save him.

The Graves family said in a statement they found solace in the gesture.

Wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin told CNN, "That gator came in, grabbed that boy, pulled him, the dad startled that gator, the gator let him go and then the boy drowned". No signs were posted advising guests to avoid swimming in the lagoon and no warnings were posted of potential risks of alligators.

Some critics also questioned why alligators were present at a vacation resort popular with children. The reptile dragged the boy's body to the bottom of the lagoon.



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