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911 call released in gator attack near Disney resort

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 15:45:52-04
A 911 call reporting a fatal gator attack near a Disney World resort has been released.
 
In the call, a woman struggles to explain to an operator that someone drowned in the Seven Seas lagoon next to the Grand Floridian resort.
 
Listen to the full call in the player above
 
An alligator described as being as long as 7 feet snatched 2-year-old Lane Graves as he waded in shallow water in a lake at a Disney hotel Tuesday night. The boy's remains were found after a long search the following day.
 
An autopsy showed that he died from drowning and traumatic injuries, according to the Orlando medical examiner.
 
The beach, located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa across a lake from the Magic Kingdom, had "no swimming" signs but no warning about alligators.
 
The company added alligator warning signs on Friday.
 
Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, said in a statement they appreciate the support and love from friends in their community and around the country.
 
"Melissa and I continue to deal with the loss of our beloved boy, Lane, and are overwhelmed with the support and love we have received from family and friends in our community as well as from around the country," the family said. "We understand the public's interest, but as we move forward this weekend, we ask for and appreciate the privacy we need to lay our son to rest. Neither Melissa, myself or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly; we simply cannot at this time."
 
Information from the Associated press was used in this story.