Authorities Release Haunting 911 Call From Disney Alligator Attack: 'Someone Drowned'
Authorities have released the 911 call made by a Disney World employee after 2-year-old Lane Graves was snatched by an alligator last week.
The caller told 911: “Someone drowned in the 7 Seas Lagoon lake.”
The police dispatcher asked: “Do you see the person right now?”
“No, I didn't. The other lifeguards are at the beach,” the caller said.
The dispatcher asked: “But they are pulling someone out of the lake, is that correct?”
“Yes,” the caller replied.
Lane Graves’ body was actually found a day later at the bottom of the 7 Seas Lagoon, just 15 yards from where he was snatched while playing in ankle deep water at the Grand Floridian resort.
Disney World has now put up a fence at the beach where the attack took place.
Matt and Melissa Graves released a statement Thursday that read: “Words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son. We are devastated and ask for privacy during this extremely difficult time.
"To all of the local authorities and staff who worked tirelessly these past 24 hours, we express our deepest gratitude.”