Remains of five-year old boy found in crocodile's stomach

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  1. jk0001

    jk0001 F1 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2005
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    CNN) -- A crocodile has snatched and eaten a five-year-old boy in Australia, state police have confirmed.

    Jeremy Doble's remains were discovered in the stomach of a four-meter long reptile following DNA tests, ABC News reported Queensland Police as saying Tuesday.

    Jeremy vanished from the Daintree River, Queensland while walking with his seven-year-old brother on February 8, police report.

    Police say Jeremy disappeared into a mangrove swamp behind the family home after following his dog into flood waters.

    His brother, Ryan, saw a large crocodile close to where he went missing, local media report, and raised the alarm.

    "Dad jumped in after him, but it was too late," resident Col Patterson told The Courier Mail. "His older brother saw it all and will, no doubt, be haunted by that image."

    A statement on the Queensland Police Web site Tuesday said: "Police have been advised that the remains found in a crocodile that was caught in the Daintree are that of a missing five-year-old boy."

    Jeremy's family have requested that the animal is not harmed, media report.

    "I've been advised that the child's family that they do not want any adverse action against crocodiles in the Daintree," The Courier Mail reported acting police inspector Jason Smith as saying last week.

    The Daintree region, in the far north-eastern tip of Australia, is popular with eco-tourists.
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  3. EC308

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    Aug 28, 2005
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    What a way to go. RIP
  4. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2005
    Mount Isa, Australia
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    Yes, very sad!! :(:(

    RIP young fella. :(:(
  5. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Sad, will be very traumatizing for the other kid.
  6. bounty

    bounty F1 Veteran

    Feb 18, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Despite the tragedy, I am glad to see that this family took the harder, less traveled high ground on this one. I love Aussies - they get their place in this world a little better than most over here.
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  8. mwr4440

    mwr4440 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Jun 8, 2007
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    Mark W.R.
    Could not say it better.

    But children MUST be watched CLOSELY when dangerous animals are around.

    When my son is around sharks I am right there .... to be eaten first or to save him so I am eaten as a second thought. It is the price you must be willing to pay for the games you play (or the place in which you live).

    RIP young man.

    We care.
  9. erik1968

    erik1968 Karting

    Mar 30, 2005
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    That is so sad. I can't imagine losing my children in such a way. I'd be sick to my stomach.
  10. 285ferrari

    285ferrari Two Time F1 World Champ

    Sep 11, 2004
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    Terrible story...

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