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Human Remains Found in Search for Child Feared Taken by Crocodile in Northern Territory

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Australian authorities have discovered human remains while searching for a 12-year-old child, believed to be the victim of a crocodile attack. The child was last seen on Tuesday, swimming with family near Nganmarriyanga, a remote Aboriginal town roughly seven hours southwest of Darwin in the Northern Territory (NT).Senior Sergeant Erica Gibson expressed the gravity of the situation, stating, "This is devastating news for the family, the

community, and everyone involved in the search." She added that police are committed to providing support to all those affected.The search effort, which began shortly after the child was reported missing, involved around 40 community members assisting police officers. They utilized boats, helicopters, and on-foot searches to navigate the challenging terrain filled with thick vegetation and winding waterways. A black crocodile had been reported in the

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area.No information has been provided on whether the crocodile suspected of the attack has been located. NT Police Minister Brent Potter mentioned that wildlife officers had been authorized to "remove" the crocodile once found and emphasized the importance of avoiding water inhabited by crocodiles.Saltwater crocodiles, once hunted to near extinction, have seen their populations recover since hunting was banned in the 1970s. The NT is home

to approximately 100,000 saltwater crocodiles, the highest concentration in the world. Although attacks are rare, there have been at least two other incidents in the NT over the past year. Despite these, the last fatal attack in the NT occurred in 2018. Queensland has experienced a series of fatal crocodile attacks in recent years, including the death of a 16-year-old boy in the Torres Strait in April.

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