Tuesday 5 April 2016

Russian tourist killed by a crocodile in Indonesia

The 37-year-old’s body was found four days after he went snorkelling off the Raja Ampat islands of West Papua

Agence France-Presse
Saturday 2 April 2016 07.52 BST

A Russian tourist has been mauled to death by a crocodile in a popular diving site in eastern Indonesia.

The body of Sergey Lykhvar was discovered on Tuesday in the Raja Ampat islands of West Papua, four days after he was reported missing.

Local search and rescue head Prasetyo Budiarto said Lykhvar was reported missing to the authorities last week, one day after he left to snorkel around the remote Minyaifun island.
Budiarto said that rescuers spotted a large saltwater crocodile trailing behind Lykhvar’s body when he was discovered.

“We believe he was killed by a crocodile judging from the missing body parts and the extent of his injuries,” he said.

The 37-year-old normally snorkelled with his friends and a guide but decided go alone the morning before he was reported missing, Budiarto said.

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