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New Smyrna Beach cop whose boy was killed in car crash understands dad's anguish in son's Disney gator death Henry Frederick Sun, 06/19/2016 - 19:54
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Headline Surfer® photo illustration /  NSBPD's Mark Severance with his wife, Denise (right),along with their son, Cody, killed in a 1988 car accident. Severance reflects on Father's Day as it relates to the turmoil on this special day of a total stranger, Matt Graces of Nebraska, whose son, Lane, was killed by a gator at a Disney Resort five nights earlier.
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Neb. family's vacation horror: No sign of 2-year-old boy snatched by gator at Disney resort & dragged into lagoon

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For law enforcement and rescue personnel on scene this morning, it was the proverbial "hope against hope" that a 2-year-old Nebraska boy snatched in the jaws of an alligator near the shore of posh Disney resort lagoon Tuesday night and dragged into the murky waters would be found alive.