Tourist eaten by crocodile at holiday resort
Friday last week the Russian tourist, Sergey Lykhvar (37), was reported missing at the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia.
Yesterday, his body was found.
Directly behind the corpse, the rescue team spotted a huge saltwater crocodile, according to the French news agency AFP.
- Based on the extent of the damage and the missing body parts, we believe that he was killed by a crocodile, said Prasetyo Budiarto, head of the local rescue service, to the news agency.
The Russian tourists came to the islands to snorkel. Usually tourists go snorkling with friends and a guide, but Lykhvar had decided to go out alone. When Lykhvar did not return, he was reported missing.
According to AFP, his body was found in a remote area with strong currents and sharp rocks.
It is not entirely unusual that crocodiles kill people in Indonesia, but it is rare that tourists are killed.
Raja Ampat Islands belongs to the province of Papua Barat, and is home to a variety of exotic animals. The archipelago has just under 50,000 residents.
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