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Mum shares pictures of son in Disney lagoon just before alligator attack, along with message of support for grieving parents

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 17/06/2016 Ian Phillips

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On Tuesday, a young child named Lane Graves drowned after being attacked by an alligator at the Grand Floridian in Florida. 

Jennifer Venditti and her young son were playing on the same stretch of sand less than an hour before the horrific attack. Now Venditti has posted photos of her son, Channing, in the exact same spot where Lane was killed.

According to Venditti's Facebook post, the gator attack happened around 9:00 p.m. Venditti and her son were there between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

While some people have been critical of Graves' parents, Venditti came to their defence.

"I've already seen posts criticising the parents. I can assure you alligators were not on my mind at all when Channing was in the water. It's a tiny beach, surrounded by pools, water slides, a restaurant and a fire pit. I can't conceive that an alligator would be in such a busy, small space," Vendetti wrote.

Her message also called for people to "judge less" and "pray more." Here's her full post:

PRAY, PRAY so hard for the family & for those who witnessed this tragic event. I took these pics at the exact spot this...

Posted by Jennifer Venditti on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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