Disney to honor toddler killed by alligator with statue

Lane Graves (Photo via @OrangeCoSheriff)

(WTNH) — Officials at Walt Disney World in Florida have put up a lighthouse sculpture honoring the toddler who was killed by an alligator outside a resort last year.

The sculpture installed this week raises awareness about the Lane Thomas Foundation which provides help to families whose children need organ transplants.

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In June of 2016, an alligator grabbed 2-year-old Lane Graves outside of the Grand Floridian Resort.

The child’s father jumped in the water to try to free his son. The boy’s body was found the next day.

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Since the tragic accident, Disney has put up a border along the edge of the lagoon at the Grand Floridian and has also put up warning signs.

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