The father of the 2-year-old boy who was killed in an alligator attack near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa told officials a second gator was involved, records show.
In public records released this week, Capt. Tom Wellons with the Reedy Creek Fire Department emailed two supervisors about his interaction with the child’s father, Matt Graves, the morning after Lane Graves went missing.
Wellons said he was examining Matt Graves’ injuries early on the morning of June 15 and told him he needed stitches and antibiotics since he had lacerations from the gator’s teeth.
Wellons said Graves “refused to leave” the area, but he was finally able to persuade him and told him he could come back after getting medical treatment, an email shows.
“This incredibly sweet couple insisted on showing us pictures of their happy son. [The] mom kept referring to him as her ‘happy boy,’ ” Wellons wrote.
He said on the way to the hospital, Graves shared “the horror that he experienced” as his son was being pulled into the water and “how another gator attacked him as he fought for his son,” Wellons wrote in the email.