Remains of an Australian Child Attacked by a Crocodile Found

Australian police said today, Thursday, that they have found remains believed to be those of a missing 12-year-old child who was reported to have been attacked by a crocodile in the northern part of the country.

The child was reported missing on Tuesday evening after swimming in a creek near “Palumpa”, a remote town with about 350 residents, located 7 hours from “Darwin”, the capital of the Northern Territory, according to “Reuters”.

Erika Gibson from the Northern Territory Police said in a statement: “This is heartbreaking news for the family, the community, and everyone involved in the search.”

There are over 100,000 crocodiles in the Northern Territory, which is more than six times the size of, but crocodile attacks are relatively rare. A crocodile can grow up to 6 meters in length.

Police told “ABC” radio that the child and his family had gone to the creek for a holiday, and reports had come in of a black crocodile being seen in the area.

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