The shocking audio of the 911 call reporting 2-year-old Lane Graves’ alligator attack at Disney World has been released. The heartbreaking call is from a terrified woman, who only thinks that the boy is drowning. Click through to listen to the disturbing audio.
When two-year-old Lane Graves was snatched by an alligator into the lake at the Grand Floridian resort at Disney World on June 14, a woman immediately called 911 for help. The breathless, panicking woman didn’t know when she called 911 that the sweet little boy was being attacked by the creature — only that police needed to get to the resort ASAP to help a drowning child. Click through to hear the gut-wrenching audio.
“Please come to the Grand Floridian, please. Someone’s drowned in the [unintelligible] lake. Please come to the Grand Floridian,” the woman pleads with the dispatcher. She tells the man on the other end of the phone that she didn’t see the person drowning (she was in the pool), but the lifeguard from the pool was nearby, and raced to the lagoon to help.
This is apparently far from the only 911 call police received when the horrifying alligator attack happened. Lane was grabbed by an alligator while he was playing by the shoreline of the lagoon at the Grand Floridian. Though his father jumped into the water to try to pry his toddler from the creature’s grasp, Lane was dragged away by the alligator, and underwater. Rescuers wouldn’t find the little boy’s body until 17 hours later.
Lane’s family learned on June 16 that their baby died from a combination of drowning and traumatic injuries sustained from the attack. Disney is still trying to determine which alligator did this to Lane, though their search may prove fruitless; five alligators have been euthanized in the search.
Lane’s family expressed their sadness in a brief statement after the incident, which was released on June 16: “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.”
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