Walt Disney World unveils lighthouse honoring two-year-old boy who was tragically killed by an alligator at Grand Floridian resort beach

Mail Online | 6/14/2016 | Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
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Walt Disney World unveiled the lighthouse sculpture honoring the late two-year-old, Lane Graves, who lost his life at Seven Seas Lagoon last summer.

Lane and his family were visiting Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa on June 14, 2016, when an alligator seized the child and dragged him into the lagoon, where he died.

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At the time of the nightmare incident, the child's father, Matt Graves, frantically tried to free his son from the gator's capture along with efforts of the lifeguards, but attempts were unsuccessful.

Lane's body vanished underwater and was recovered the following day.

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Since the tragic accident, Disney World has offered to assist the family in any way possible. A memoriam has been constructed on the grounds in honor of the late child.

'There are no words to convey the profound sorrow we feel for the family and their unimaginable loss,' the resort's president, George A. Kalogridis Kalogridis said in a statement at the time.

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'We are devastated and heartbroken by this tragic accident and are doing what we can to help them during this difficult time.'

Parents of the toddler made the decision not to pursue a wrongful death suit against Disney in midst of the emotionally distressing time.

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Instead, they established the Lane Thomas Foundation, which is dedicated to providing 'financial support for non-medical expenses to families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants at Omaha healthcare...
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