A crocodile killed a runaway Australian teenager

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After a lengthy investigation the cause of death of 15-year-old, was found dead in a mangrove swamp in Western Australia, has recognised the crocodile attack. Reported by ABC News.

The incident occurred in March 2013, however, the coroner’s verdict was made public only this week. The body of a teenager who escaped from a foster family was found the next day after the disappearance. In the search operation has involved police, volunteers and Rangers from indigenous Australians.

Tracks testified that the victim for a long time, went through the swamp community. He was missing part of his leg, and sat near the saltwater crocodile. The pilot of the helicopter involved in the search, counted in the vicinity of nine reptiles.

The teenager suffered from a developmental delay that is associated with the fact that his mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. At age 13, living with aunt, he was addicted to huffing solvent. The guardianship found him foster parents who promised to fight his bad habit, but he often ran away from them.

The publication notes that in Western Australia more than 30 years there were no other casualties in an attack by crocodiles.

Saltwater crocodiles are among the largest predators on the planet. Males of this species reach seven meters in length and can weigh up to two tons. They are found on the Eastern coast of India, in many countries in South-East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Northern Australia.

8 may it was reported that the inhabitant of the Australian city of Cairns Leanne Mitchell shared his memories of the attack of the crocodile-eater that she suffered two years ago. She managed to escape, but the predator ate her best friend.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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