Disney Alligator Caught On Film In Lagoon Days Before Attack
Just a day after a little boy was dragged into the water by an alligator at a Disney World resort, shocking footage of the alligator lurking in the area days prior has been released.
A little boy, who has now been revealed as 2-year-old Lane Graves from Nebraska was pulled underwater when he was playing by the water at Seven Seas Lagoon in Disney World.
RIP: This is Lane Graves, 2, the child dragged into a Disney World lake by an alligator. pic.twitter.com/2HA9BYBgxw— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) 15 June 2016
The video, obtained by TMZ, shows an alligator swimming in The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ lagoon, which is similar to the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort where the boy was dragged into the water.
While the Hyatt’s lagoon has signs warning of alligators, the Disney resort’s has a sign that says “No Swimming.” Officers immediately launched a search and rescue for the little boy after his father’s attempts to wrangle the little boy from the alligator’s mouth was unsuccessful - but found nothing - until the boy’s body was found just hours ago. Our hearts go out to the boy’s family as they grieve during this difficult time.