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Family of toddler killed by alligator at Walt Disney World Resort will not sue

WKMG ClickOrlando is reporting that the parents of 2 year old Lane Graves will not sue the Walt Disney World Resort.

Lane was killed last month by an alligator attack in the shallow water beach area of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

Matt and Melissa Graves released this statement:

“Melissa and I are broken. We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane. As each day passes, the pain gets worse, but we truly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and warm sentiments we have received from around the world.

“We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation. It is our hope that through the foundation we will be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts. In addition to the foundation, we will solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney. For now, we continue to ask for privacy as we focus on our family.”

The incident happened just prior to the 10 pm fireworks show at a popular viewing area.

Alligator trappers are confident they removed the gator that attacked Lane and Disney has erected fences and posted warning signs at its beach resorts.

“We are installing signage and temporary barriers at our resort beach locations and are working on permanent, long-term solutions at our beaches,” Jacquee Wahler, vice president of Walt Disney World Resort, said shortly after the fatal attack.

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About Rick Killingsworth

Rick visited the Magic Kingdom in 1971 for the first Christmas parade in their history. At nine years old, he was bitten by the Disney Bug. He can still remember the sights, the smells, and the sounds. It truly was magical. It would be twenty years before he could afford to take his young family back to “The World.” It was the vacation of a lifetime, and they have been fortunate to go hundreds of times since. His daughters, now grown, still tear up when they see the castle (as does he).