The recent alligator attack in Walt Disney Resort involving Lane Grave continues. The Medical Examiner's office has released the cause of death of the little boy, with Disney likely to offer money as a settlement.
Graves' family from Nebraska went to Orlando's Walt Disney Resort for a vacation on Tuesday, June 14. Two-year-old Lane Grave was playing near the shallows of Seven Seas Lagoon when an alligator grabbed him and pulled him under the water.
His father, Matt Graves, quickly rushed to try and save him. He dove into the lagoon with some witnesses to fend off the alligator. He suffered from lacerations on his hands but was unable to rescue the boy. Lifeguards were then immediately summoned and dispatched in the area for a night-long search. After 16 hours of search-and-rescue operations, the boy's body was found no more than 15 yards away from the area. more >>
A Chinese orthopedic surgeon who helped perform the first hand transplant in 1999 is looking to perform another medical first: transplanting a human head from one body to another.
Dr. Ren Xiaoping of Harbin Medical University announced this week that he is planning to lead a team of surgeons to perform the first-ever head transplant.
The announcement has brought much concern from medical experts about the ethical nature of such a novel procedure, according to the publication Medical Daily. more >>
Heartbroken well-wishers gave more than $50,000 in donations to a fund for Matt and Melissa graves this week after news broke that it was their 2-year-old son, Lane Graves, who was attacked then drowned by an alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday.
A GoFundMe campaign for the family set up by Kingdom Strollers, a Disney featured stroller provider that said the family had rented a stroller for Lane for their vacation, quickly exceeded an initial target of $10,000 just hours after it was launched.
On Friday morning when the campaign ended after just over a day of being active, it had raised some $50,240. more >>
Matt and Melissa Graves, the parents of 2-year-old Lane Graves who was found dead Wednesday after being attacked then drowned by an alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando are expected to hold a special service for their departed son on Thursday.
According to news station WPSD Local, the service will be held at St. Patrick's Church in the family's hometown of Elkhorn, Nebraska.
A desperate 18-hour search for a 2-year-old boy who was attacked then dragged by an alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, as he frolicked near the shore of a lake ended in pain Wednesday when authorities found his remains near the area where he was attacked on Tuesday night.
"His body was completely intact," Sheriff Demings said at a news conference, according to The New York Times.
Divers found the remains of the boy identified as Lane Grave at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, near the area of the lake known by vacationers as Seven Seas Lagoon where he was attacked the previous night. His body was recovered about two hours later, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said, according to The Washington Post. more >>
A search and rescue operation that began frantically on Tuesday night for a 2-year-old boy who was attacked then dragged by a 7- to 8-foot alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa turned into a "recovery effort" Wednesday as local authorities focus on giving "closure" to the boy's family.
"Right now, all we're doing is searching for a little boy to hopefully bring a family some closure," Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office, told the Orlando Sentinel.
According to USA Today, at least 50 wildlife specialists, including a trained alligator trapper, were searching for the boy Wednesday who was snatched as he played in about a foot of water at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Hotel with his father. more >>