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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Disney says they will build a sculpture in honor of 2-year-old killed by gator

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

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In honor of Lane Thomas Graves, the 2-year-old boy killed by an alligator last year while visiting Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the company says they plan to build a sculpture of a lighthouse.

The incident happened one year ago today.



The lighthouse, which is the symbol of the Lane Thomas Foundation, will be built at a undisclosed location, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Mark and Melissa Graves started the foundation to honor their son. As they said in a statement in 2016, "It is our hope to be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts."

Since the tragic accident, Disney has installed a boulder wall between guest areas and the edge of the Seven Seas Lagoon, in addition to adding signs warning of reptiles.

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