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Last refreshed at 09:50 26 September 2005
A English mine laborer is thought to have been slaughtered by a 13ft crocodile while snorkelling in Australia, police said today. The body of Russell Harris, 37, from Eastwood, close Nottingham, was found recently close where the brute had been sighted.
He had been snorkelling with a companion off the island of Groote Eylandt, off Australia’s northern coast, while his American spouse observed from the shoreline 100 meters away.
Mr Harris’s guardians are being flown out to Darwin, where the examination on their son’s body will take place. The manganese mine administrator had been working on the island for five months for Gemco, a part of Anglo-British mining gathering BHP Billiton.
Northern Domain police representative Sue Bradley said nearby officers on the island had said his wounds shown he could have passed on “as the result of a crocodile attack”. It is accepted Mr Harris had no children, a representative for the organization said.
The BHP Billiton representative said she did not know where Mr Harris’s guardians lived in the UK. His wife’s sister was moreover flying to Australia, she said.
Mr Harris had worked for another organization in Australia earlier to moving to Groote Elyandt, what’s more, some time recently that had worked for BHP Billiton in New Mexico.
A troublesome time
“Our need at the minute is to offer bolster to the family what’s more, moreover our employees,” the representative said. We have brought in advocates to offer assistance them. It’s a extremely little group what’s more, works at the focus of that community. Clearly this is going to be a exceptionally troublesome time for individuals there.”
About 440 individuals are utilized at the site, 200 of them contractors. Mr Harris’s body was found recently morning in a creek.
“Police exhort the group that the crocodile may still be in the region what’s more, to take additional safety measures on the off chance that wandering into the waters around Groote Eylandt,” Sergeant Stephen Pfitzner said. Harris had been snorkelling with another man off rocks close Excursion Shoreline on the island, which is home principally to nearby Aborigines.
Mr Harris’s 33-year-old companion last saw him at about 2pm on Saturday, snorkelling around 20 meters from the shore, police said. He moved toward becoming to a great degree concerned at the point when Mr Harris had still not returned by 4pm.
He called the police what’s more, a plane directed an airborne look of the area, with a few non military personnel vehicles what’s more, vessels too joining the search. At about 7.30am on Sunday, Mr Harris’s body was found at the mouth of 8 Mile Creek, about a mile (1.5km) north of where he was last seen.

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