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

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  1. AmyPond

    AmyPond Well-Known Member

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    As someone from Nebraska who has visited Disney World many times....alligators are honestly not on my mind while I'm there. Not even when I stayed at a section of a different resort (Port Orleans Riverside) that's called Alligator Bayou. It's just not an animal we have here (except at the zoo) so it just doesn't come into play. We have a LOT of lakes and streams in Nebraska.. And it's fairly natural to dip your toes in if you're near one.
     


  2. Greater Than

    Greater Than Retired Moderator

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    This is from the live presser:

    [video=twitter;742947957012606976]https://twitter.com/caitlindineen/status/742947957012606976[/video]
     
  3. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN In a world where you can be anything, be kind

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  4. Eloise

    Eloise Well-Known Member

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    Wading at a shallow water's edge does not, in my mind, contravene a 'no swimming' sign. It's not swimming.
    If the sign says "do not enter the water under any circumstances" then that might be different. Waiting for confirmation on what, if any, signage Disney had up regarding the dangers of the water there.
    Regardless, it's absolutely awful.
     
  5. blue22

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    The linked article says this: A lot of the crowd says the boy was on a beach area along the Seven Seas Lagoon when he was dragged in. No eye witnesses, though.”

    Is that the tweet before the presser?

    To be clear, I was asking in hopes that there were witnesses who could immediately support the parent's account. Just so people would stay off their backs. I'm not trying to imply anything sinister.
     
  6. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    Especially if it were 7 foot. These poor ppl may never get their baby back :(

     
  7. Eloise

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    No, it doesn't.

    Before the conference. And that's one tweet from one reporter. Others are saying there are witnesses.
    In that same article:

     
  8. keyleigh

    keyleigh Land down under

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    Pretty much.

    I know right?
     
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    blue, I don't think the press conference specified that any of the witnesses saw the initial attack, but from the commotion, likely many saw the parents in the aftermath. I'm sure it happened too fast. But from my listening to the Sheriff, he did not specify who was standing where, nor did he say that any of the witnesses saw the attack. (He also did not say they didn't.)
     
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    Ray_of_hope Verified registered nurse

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Seas_Lagoon
    So 14 feet deep and looks very large but I can't find a measurement. There's a water bridge that connects it to another man-made lake. I guess the area was swamp land and Disney dug man-made lakes and used the fill for Magic Kingdom.
     
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    What a heart-wrenching thought that is. I'm sure this family had planned and anticipated this vacation for a long time, and the thought of going home without their baby is unfathomable.
     
  12. AmyPond

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    I saw a photo online that showed a sign that simply says "no swimming."

    For what it's worth....years ago, swimming WAS allowed in the Seven Seas Lagoon, I think. And even now, you can water ski in Bay Lake which is connected to Seven Seas Lagoon. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/recreation/waterskiing/
     
  13. cvaldez1975

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    My heart aches for them. Morbid, but I would wonder what if anything I could get back? Can I hold it? I'm still crying. I have a 3 year old boy.

     
  14. Eloise

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    Yep, you're right, just saw it on Google Earth. It's a small sign that simply says "No Swimming".
    There are no signs warning of alligators or not to enter the water at all.
     
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    Alligators become extremely aggressive during mating season (April thru July). That's a good time to avoid them for sure. They will attack a small child or dog playing in just a few inches of water. The splashing is what attracts them.
     
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    :hug:
     
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    Thank you. That's what I was trying to figure out...if there were witnesses to the incident in the water. Not the aftermath. I was hoping there would be people who were right there, for the sake of the parents. I'm sure opinions are already being formed by the public :(
     
  18. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN In a world where you can be anything, be kind

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    I wonder if the "no swimming" sign is because they don't have a life guard at the lake.
     
  19. Eloise

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    [​IMG]

    This is the sign, for reference.
    And that's zoomed in. It's quite short.

    For context
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    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    To hear your baby crying in pain and fear and not being able to get him :(
     
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