Permanent safety barriers going up at Disney to prevent alligator attacks

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, August 8, 2016

ORLANDO, Florida (WABC) -- Permanent safety barriers are going up at Walt Disney World to prevent alligator attacks after a toddler was killed earlier this summer.

The Orlando Sentinel reports a wide boulder wall is being built along the beach where an alligator grabbed 2-year-old Lane Graves in June.

The boulder wall is going up along the beaches of the Seven Seas Lagoon where several resorts are located.

Disney also put up warning signs and ropes after Graves, of Omaha, Nebraska, was dragged by an alligator into the lake on June 14. The boy's body was found 16 hours later, and an autopsy showed he died from drowning and traumatic injuries.

The family decided not to file a lawsuit against Disney.

Disney is the parent company of WABC-TV.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)