Disney unveils statue honoring boy killed by alligator

09 August, 2017, 00:29 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • The lighthouse memorial at the Walt Disney World Resort

Disney has installed and unveiled a statue honoring the toddler killed in an alligator attack a year ago.

The lighthouse is a symbol of the Omaha-based Lane Thomas Foundation, the nonprofit the boy's family established after his death to support families of children who need organ transplants in Nebraska's largest city.

The gold and blue statue, marked with two stars, was placed near where the June 14, 2016, tragedy happened. He and other children were building sandcastles, and Lane was collecting water in a bucket. The statue has a plaque that reads: "Presented to the Lane Thomas Foundation". But he was snatched by an alligator a few moments later.

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In a statement, the family said they had decided against pursuing a wrongful death suit against Disney and instead set up the Lane Thomas Foundation in memory of their son, saying they are 'solely focused on the future health of our family'. Graves' dad jumped in and attempted to pry open the gator's jaws - with no luck - as a second gator attacked him.

In the accompanying message it said the statue was "created to honour our loving boy Lane". It added signs warning guests of reptiles in its waterways. Signs at other Walt Disney World bodies of water did caution visitors about alligators and snakes.

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