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911 Calls Released in Deadly Gator Attack at Disney

An autopsy showed 2-year-old Lane Graves died from drowning and traumatic injuries



    The 911 calls are released in the alligator attack that killed 2-year-old Lane Graves at a Disney resort in Orlando. (Published Monday, June 20, 2016)

    Authorities have released 911 calls from the day an alligator dragged a 2-year-old boy into a lake at a Disney resort in Orlando, Florida.

    Lane Graves was pulled into the lake while standing nearby with his father, who tried unsuccessfully to rescue the child. The boy's body was found nearly a day later following a massive search of the area.

    Officials released two 911 calls Monday morning, hours before a vigil service was set to be held in Graves' home state of Nebraska.

    In the first call, a dispatcher answers and is met with silence. In the second, a female bystander tells the dispatcher to send a crew to the Grand Floridian, saying someone had drowned in the lake. The woman, who was calling from a nearby pool, said she couldn't see much.

    An autopsy showed the boy died from drowning and traumatic injuries. 

    The beach at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is across a lake from the Magic Kingdom. It had "no swimming" signs but no warning about alligators. The company added alligator warning signs on Friday.

    The vigil for Graves will take place at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Omaha. A funeral will be held at the church Tuesday morning.