Remains of missing fisherman found in croc

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Human remains of a missing fisherman have been discovered inside a crocodiles in Far North Queensland.

Kevin Darmody, 65, vanished while out fishing with friends at Kennedy’s Bend, in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, on Saturday.

Friends said they did not see Mr Darmody disappear but heard a shout followed by a splash.

By the time a friend had run over to where Mr Darmody had been fishing all they could see was a swirl of water.

After a two-day search police shot a 4.1m male crocodile and a female measuring 2.8m.

Officers confirmed that human remains believed to belong to Mr Darmody were found one animal although they believed both were involved.

Mr Darmody’s death is the 13th fatal attack in Queensland since record-keeping began in 1985.

Friend Stuart Wiggins paid tribute to police and SES volunteers who searched for Mr Darmody.

“Kevin loved fishing, he always warned people not to get too close to the water and to be super careful, he did a lot of fishing over the years,” Mr Wiggins told the Cairns Post.

“There’s a lot of crocs up here, that’s the risk you take.

“He was fishing the spot he loved, and we’ll never know exactly what happened – there was a scream and a splash, then nothing.

“He had a heart as big as Phar Lap and there’s not many days on the calendar in the last 35 years that we haven’t spoken.”

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