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Disney set to review signs at site where boy was killed by alligator

By Jay Reeves

Published 17/06/2016

Grabbed: Lane Graves
Grabbed: Lane Graves

Walt Disney World is considering adding alligator warnings to beaches on its Florida resorts after a two-year-old boy was snatched and killed.

'No swimming' signs are posted at the Seven Seas Lagoon where Lane Graves was grabbed from shallow water but there are no warnings about the presence of alligators.

A Disney representative, speaking on condition of anonymity because the company had yet to prepare a formal statement, said Disney would "thoroughly review" the sign issue. Beaches that were closed during the search remained off limits to visitors, the company said.

Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings said his department and the state wildlife agency would look into the issue of signs around Seven Seas Lagoon.

He said it was unlikely the toddler's parents Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, would face any charges.

Divers found the child's body about 16 hours after the reptile had taken the boy from the man-made lagoon, which borders the Magic Kingdom theme park.

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