Found Deceased FL - Lane Graves, 2, Walt Disney World, 14 June 2016 #1

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  1. Eloise

    Eloise Well-Known Member

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    It was an artificial lagoon, I think the sheriff said. I would personally think, if I was visiting Disney, that a manmade lagoon would be safe.
     


  2. human

    human Well-Known Member

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    I lived in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. We can swim anywhere we want to. Anytime we want to. Day, night, it does not matter. We just have to worry about dangerous currents in rivers or in the Big Lake-- Lake Superior. I imagine some people live where there is no water. No, people do not know about where other people live.
     
  3. Dylgem22

    Dylgem22 Where is Heather Elvis? #Moonchild

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    Having been to Disney several times, it would have never crossed my mind that there were gators in the lagoon - even with it being Florida (Gator Country) .. it's a horrible tragedy that happened. I personally would probably not have been in the water because to me, I always thought that lagoon was "dirty" looking and lakes/ponds creep me out anyways. But to a child and a family on vacation, I am sure it looked tempting to play around, gators being the last thing on their minds at Disney World!! I hope there is added caution after this incident to keep this from happening again.
     
  4. Ray_of_hope

    Ray_of_hope Verified registered nurse

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    I was hoping that the parents got to see and hold their son, if it's what they wished, before he was taken to the ME's office. I don't know if that would be allowed but I would sure hope so.
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  5. cvaldez1975

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    maybe they wouldn't want to. I know even if my baby was in pieces, I would want to hold him.

     
  6. oh_gal

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    I've been to the military resort, as well. Shades of Green. It is also a resort, but only military families (or retired) and offers the same type of amenities at much, much lower prices. We couldn't have afforded Disney, otherwise. It is on the Disney property. There are gators there, as well -- I've seen them. I also live in Ohio, where gators are not common. We watched it from a (very long) distance. Would never have even thought to get close to the water (pond) where it was. But there was no sand there, either. I agree with an earlier poster, that having sand around the place gives a very confusing message. And yes, there were "beware of the alligator" signs posted at Shades of Green. It is very close to the Polynesian -- there is a walking path that goes between the two. You then catch the boat over to the park, and pass the Grand Floridian.
     
  7. Lolly85x

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    Sweetdreams little man. Utterly heartbroken but just a tragic accident.

    I'm from Scotland, no Aligators or crocodiles in sight, I'v been to Florida once when I was 7 and even I know that I would never ever go near any bed of water in Florida. Everyone is different. They must have thought it was perfectly safe.
     
  8. wendybtn

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    His body is intact - likely drowned. But Dr. G's office will perform an autopsy. Per FNC, LE live statement. He was found in 6 feet of water about 15 feet out.
     
  9. Ray_of_hope

    Ray_of_hope Verified registered nurse

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    I agree, cv, everyone's different. I was thinking about what I would want. Some people wouldn't want to and I completely understand that too. We just ache for them and their grieving has just begun.
     
  10. AmyPond

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    What is mysterious about it?
     
  11. LLC

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    I doubt it for now...he drowned, as you probably already know, he wouldn't look "ok enough". I am sure they will be able to though at some point. :( Those poor people.
     
  12. AmyPond

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    Saw a photo of the family from when Lane was a baby. It just makes it seem even more sad somehow. More real, I guess.
     
  13. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    That guy cinches it for me! I'll never go to Florida ever again.
     
  14. sonjay

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    Disney World was built pretty much entirely on swampland.

    The lagoon is man-made. But that's immaterial to the gators. They get in people's pools all the time.
     
  15. Eloise

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    It's likely though I read on wikipedia's entry on american alligators that alligator bites alone can be fatal due to injury and/or infection. But in this case it's probably drowning, the alligators do that to their food so they can eat later.
     
  16. LLC

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    They aren't hanging on street corners waiting for prey. Its a rare event.
     
  17. AmyPond

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    I take the DailyFAIL "info" with a grain of salt, for the most part. They can't even get the family's hometown right. The maps, however, are quite helpful for anyone unfamiliar with the resort layout.
     
  18. lillygator

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    we can let everyone think that!!
     
  19. LLC

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    I cant imagine the sheer hell it is to leave there, getting on the plane to go home. Ugh.
     
  20. Eloise

    Eloise Well-Known Member

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    I was just reading on the Orlando Sentinel that they weren't in the water at all! So much contradictory information at this point in time still.

    The body was found 10-15 yards in, according to that article.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...-dragged-alligator-disney-20160614-story.html
     
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