Croc attack kills 14-yr in West

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POLICE officers in Munda, Western province have received a report about a crocodile attack on a 14-year-old boy in the Rendova Harbour area on August 24, 2018.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander Western Province, Superintendent Cedar Nevol says, “On Friday evening children from Rendova Harbour went out on a diving trip to an Island called Bao not far from their village.

“Whilst diving, a crocodile grabbed the victim and pulled him into the sea. On seeing this, the other children went back to the village and reported the incident.

“The matter was reported to police at Munda and two officers assisted the villagers to search for the victim.

“And it was not until 6pm in the evening that the boy was found already deceased.

“Arrangements are underway to deploy Police Response Team (PRT) officers to the place of incident as soon as possible.

“I want to extend my condolences to the family of the deceased, and want to encourage others if you sight any crocodile around your villages and want police assistance, please go to your nearest station so that officers can assist you to fill in a form required for the destruction of crocodiles.”