Body of tourist snatched by crocodile in Australia recovered

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Body of tourist snatched by crocodile in Australia recovered


The body of a tourist snatched by a saltwater crocodile in Australia has been recovered.

Sean Cole, 26, was swimming with a friend across a muddy river that has the highest number of saltwater crocodiles in the world, when he was taken by the animal in front of at least 15 people.

The Age reports that the IT worker, from Darwin, was celebrating his friend's 30th birthday on Saturday at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat.

He and his friends ignored the warning signs and verbal warnings from retreat staff.

His friends watched helplessly as Cole was grabbed and dragged under the surface at about 4pm.

Cole's friend made it safely back to the bank.

On Sunday, his friends watched as police searched the river for his remains.

According to Sky News, Northern Territory Police senior constable Wade Rodgers said his body was found on Monday morning in the area where he was last seen.

He added: "Our thoughts are with the family during this very difficult time."

Witnesses said the animal, which was nearly five metres long, swam upriver with Cole's body in its jaws.

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