Nebraska parents bury 2-year-old son killed by alligator

The 2-year-old boy was drowned by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

FILE PHOTO - In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers search for the body of a young boy on June 15, 2016 after the boy was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A funeral has been held for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The Mass for Lane Thomas Graves was held Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in west Omaha. It was limited to family and friends. Lane was pulled into the water and drowned last week despite the frantic efforts of his father.

In a statement, Matt and Melissa Graves thanked the “friends and strangers who share in our loss and who have shown us profound compassion.”

The Graves have established the Lane Thomas Foundation, saying all donations will go to charity. On the foundation’s website they say, “while there is no way to mend our hearts, we can do good work in his honor.”

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