Disney Gator Attack: See Exact Spot Where Lane Graves Was Snatched By Reptile
A picture perfect moment in a family’s vacation had become eerie after realizing that their own boy had been playing in the exact spot where Lane Graves was grabbed by an alligator. The boys had been enjoying the beach just several minutes apart.Advertisement
Jennifer Venditti can’t help but feel the pain Melissa Graves is now feeling. “How does one go home without your baby in tow?” Venditti wrote. Two-year-old Lane had been snatched by an alligator while wading in the water outside the luxurious Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida a little past 9:00 p.m. Jennifer’s own little boy, Channing, had been playing in the beach between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.
The mother recalled that the moment authorities found out Lane had been taken, there was a frenzy of rescue activity all over the place. “Helicopters flew overhead til 1 am and were back around dawn. I can’t imagine anyone could sleep knowing that the helicopter was searching for a missing child taken by an alligator.”
Jennifer even found herself wondering if she had talked to Lane’s mom by any chance, or if Channing had played with Lane during their stay.
Lane was grabbed by an alligator, despite his parents’ attempts to free him. This was the last time Matt and Melissa would see their son alive. The boy went missing in the lagoon throughout the rest of the evening. His body was found the next day, intact and floating, 10 to 15 yards from where the alligator had snatched him.
According to a report from The Wrap, Orange County, Florida Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Lane’s cause of death was a combination of drowning and traumatic injuries. In her Facebook post, Jennifer says, “I can assure you alligators were not on my mind at all when Channing was in the water.”