Human remains found in Australian crocodile

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KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, AUSTRALIA (FOX) - Human remains are found inside a large crocodile in Australia’s Kakadu National Park, becoming the second deadly crocodile attack there this year.

The man is believed to have been eaten by the croc after being snatched from his boat.

Police say the incident occurred right in front of his family.

The investigation into the exact circumstances continues.

Sergeant Andrew Hocking tells us more.

Sgt. Andrew Hocking says:  "During daylight hours today, Kakadu rangers using their expertise of crocodile behavior managed to locate two large salt-water crocodiles in a billabong. Two of those crocodiles were shot and killed. One of those crocodiles was later examined and a quantity of human remains were recovered."

Sgt. Andrew Hocking says:  "The crocodile that was shot and killed and containing remains was in excess of 4.7 meters."

Kakadu is known for its high crocodile population. A number that's grown tremendously since the passing of a federal law in 1971 protecting the species.

The man was sixty-two-years-old.