Disney resort carrying out 'thorough review' of warning signs after alligator attack

Lane Graves (2) died after being snatched by an alligator in Florida on Tuesday

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The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has said it is carrying out a 'thorough review' of its safety processes and warning signs following the death of a young boy in an alligator attack. 

Two-year-old Lane Graves was paddling in a foot of water on a beach beside the Seven Seas Lagoon at 9pm on Tuesday when an alligator dragged him away.

His body was recovered yesterday.

Walt Disney World shut all of its Florida beaches and marinas out of precaution after the incident - the first such death in its 45-year history.

While "no swimming" signs are posted at the lagoon, there are no warnings of alligators.

In a statement, Jacquee Wahler quoted by Reuters, vice-president of the Walt Disney World Resort, said: “All of our beaches are currently closed and we are conducting a swift and thorough review of all of our processes and protocols.

“This includes the number, placement and wording of our signage and warnings," she added. 

The Graves family have released a statement, saying "words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son".

They also thanked the authorities and staff who assisted 'tirelessly' during the search.