News 20 march — 19:41

Man dies in suspected crocodile attack

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A man has been found dead after a suspected crocodile attack in Australia, authorities say, BBC reports.

The victim is believed to be a spear fisherman, 35, whose boat was found empty off Palmer Point, in Far North Queensland, on Saturday.

Queensland Police said an initial investigation suggested the man was killed by a crocodile.

On Sunday, an 18-year-old man survived a crocodile attack about 65km (40 miles) south at Innisfail.

Police investigating the man's death said they had begun searching for a crocodile more than 4m long.

If a crocodile is confirmed to be responsible, it would be the ninth fatal attack in Queensland since 1985.

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