Man 'killed and eaten by crocodile' in Australia

Remains found inside crocodile in Darwin

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Fear missing man killed and eaten by crocodile in Australia

Fears are growing that a man has been killed and eaten by a crocodile in Australia.

Travis Costa, 22, disappeared near a beach and was last seen by his family on Friday at Pirlangimpi, on Melville Island about 60 miles north of Darwin.

Local community leaders shot the crocodile dead and remains were found inside, reports ABC News.

According to Daily Telegraph, Sergeant Antony Deutrom from the Northern Territory police, said: "At this stage it is unknown if the remains are human and testing will be undertaken.

"This is a very distressing time for the family and community."

Back in June, a man was killed and eaten by a saltwater crocodile after being snatched from a boat during a fishing trip in the Kakadu National Park in Australia.

The 62-year-old man was with his wife, son and daughter-in-law when the attack took place at around 5pm on a Saturday afternoon.

The family were at the remote Flying Fox waterhole on a fishing trip, and the man was washing or emptying a bucket at the time of the attack, say police.

According to the Daily Mail, the man's remains were found inside a 4.7m long crocodile shot dead by police in Adelaide river, south of Darwin.

In January, a 12-year-old boy was eaten by a crocodile while swimming with friends at the Mudginberri Billabong in the Kakadu National Park.


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