Remains found in search for Qld angler

Human remains have been found during a look for a missing angler on a tropical Queensland island, as the search for a killer

crocodile continues. Cops, SES and wild animals police officers have been looking for the missing out on 69-year-old since he went fishing in a creek on Hinchinbrook Island concerning 3pm on Thursday. The man was due back after a hr yet failed to return as well as could not be called by radio, triggering his wife to


His watercraft was located on Friday early morning harmed and also upside down in Gayundah Creek on the southwestern side of the island, situated in between Cairns and Townsville.

The damage to the watercraft suggested it was “very likely” a crocodile was entailed, the Department of Environment and Science (DES) claimed on Friday.

Human remains were discovered in the area by wildlife police officers on Friday night, the DES and Queensland Police validated in a statement.

“At this phase, cops believe the remains are those of the missing out on male, however forensic screening will be called for to verify this,” it said.

The search for even more continues to be continues, as does wildlife police officers’ search for the crocodile believed responsible.

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