Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Found Dead: 2 yr old boy’s body that was snatch by Florida alligator at Disney resort recovered 'intact'

This is absolutely heartbreaking terrible news. 
But, something is bugging about this story.  Why are they saying the body was “intact”?  On a radio report it was described as “remains” which makes more sense.  Are they saying the body doesn’t look like it was eaten by an alligator?  Either this is a very poor choice of a word, or there’s more to this story than we know? 

Daily Mail reports this is the two-year-old boy whose body was recovered from a lagoon at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando after he was snatched by an alligator on Tuesday night.

Lane Graves, the son of Matthew, 42, and Melissa Graves, 38, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, was identified for the first time by Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Demings confirmed that dive teams had located an 'intact' body in the Seven Seas Lagoon. He said divers located a body in the man-made lake around 1.45pm and it was pulled out of the lagoon around 3.30pm. 
While the body has not been officially identified, Demings says there is no reason not to believe that it is not Lane. 

The Graves family were on the third day of their vacation in Orlando when tragedy struck on Tuesday night. Lane had been wading in a 'no swimming' area at the upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at around 9.20pm when he was attacked and dragged underwater by the reptile. 

The boy's father tried frantically to save him, but could not pry the toddler from the gator's grasp.

During the search, wildlife officials caught and killed five alligators in the lake and they say they will now use forensics to determine whether they have already euthanized the gator responsible for the attack. If not, officials promised to continue searching the lake for the creature.

Walt Disney World said it has shut down all of its Florida resort beaches and marinas out of precaution after the incident - the first such death in its 45-year history. 

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