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Australian police have called off the search for Kevin Darmody, A man went missing on a fishing trip over the weekend in Queensland, Australia, after human remains were found inside two crocodiles.
Although the human remains have not yet been identified, “police believe the remains are that of the 65-year-old male, and authorities are now awaiting the formal identification process,” according to an update from the police. queensland.
“Officials believe the two crocodiles were involved in the incident.“added the police in their press release.
The animals, which were euthanized during the search for the missing man, were seen upriver from where Darmody was last seen.
Darmody ran the Peninsula Hotel in the small town of Laura, the outlet reports. 7NEWS from Australia.
The disappearance of Kevin Darmody
Darmody disappeared around 3:30 p.m. local time on April 29 at Kennedy Bend in Queensland in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, police said.
Authorities believe Darmody was attacked after going to the water’s edge to retrieve a fishing lure, according to ABC Australia.
Police Inspector Mark Henderson called it a “tragic, tragic ending,” according to BBCwhich reported that the police will now begin the process of formal identification of the remains.
John Peiti, a friend of Darmody’s who was also fishing there that day, told the local newspaper Cape York Weekly who believed that a crocodile grabbed Darmody before he fell into the water.
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