Disney installs statue honoring toddler killed by alligator


Walt Disney World is honoring the little boy who was killed by an alligator at the Grand Floridian resort past year with a newly unveiled sculpture.

As reported by WFTV, the Lane Thomas Foundation was also set up to support pediatric organ donation.

Disney installed a lighthouse statue in Lane's memory as a symbol for the Lane Thomas Foundation, which is a charitable organization established by the Graves family.

The Lane family announced a month after the boy's death that they would not sue Disney, and would instead "solely be focused on the future health of our family".

In the accompanying message it said the statue was "created to honour our loving boy Lane".

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His father, Matt Graves, tried to free his son from the alligator but he was unsuccessful in his attempt.

He and his family were on vacation and he was scooping sand on the beach area when the alligator appeared out of Seven Seas Lagoon and snatched him.

Lane's body was found 16 hours later and his death was ruled an accident.

A lighthouse at Disney World will honor a young life lost at theme park.

Since the attack Disney has installed more signs warning people about alligators in the lagoon.