Sunday 4 December 2016

Audio: Woman begs for help after boy (2) snatched by alligator at Disney

Published 21/06/2016 | 13:55

The moment a 911 caller initially reported the alligator attack on a toddler at a Florida Disney resort has been released.

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An unnamed woman, speaking in foreign accent, informs the 911 operator that someone had drowned in a lake at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort last week.

The incident made international headlines after it emerged that two-year-old Lane Graves was snatched by a seven foot alligator as he waded in shallow water in a lake at a Disney hotel last week.

The boy's remains were found after a long search the following day.

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An autopsy showed that he died from drowning and traumatic injuries, according to the Orlando medical examiner.

The beach, located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa across a lake from the Magic Kingdom, had "no swimming" signs but no warning about alligators.

The company added alligator warning signs on Friday. The resort's beaches remain closed.

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Construction workers have started to put up wooden posts connected with rope along the edge of the lagoon where Graves was snatched.

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