Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sheriff: Toddler snatched by alligator drowned, body recovered

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM

click image PHOTO BY JAMIE SANFORD VIA WIKIPEDIA
The body of a toddler grabbed by an alligator and pulled into the water near the shores of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was recovered by officials Wednesday. 

The Orlando Sentinel reports Lane Graves, 2, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, was found "completely intact" about 15 yards from the beach about six feet underneath the surface, according to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Wednesday afternoon.

Demings says it's likely the toddler drowned. 

According to the Sentinel, investigators weren't entirely sure which alligator killed the toddler, so five gators from the area were caught and euthanized.


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