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Authorities to capture crocodile that killed man in Portmore

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 4:54 PM
Wilford Edmondson

Personnel from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and Urban Development Corporation (UDC) are seeking to capture the crocodile that killed and ate parts of a man in Hellshire in St. Catherine.

The mutilated body of 67-year-old Wilford Edmondson was pulled from a mangrove in the area on Sunday after he was attacked and dragged into the water by the reptile.

It is reported that attack happened as Edmondson and another man were spear fishing in the Hellshire pond.

NEPA, in a statement this afternoon, said an incident response team from the agency and the UDC visited the location on Sunday and is in dialogue with the police on their investigation.

NEPA is reminding the public to exercise caution in areas, which are clearly identified as natural crocodile habitats, observe warning signs and refrain from interacting with the animal.

The public is also being asked to immediately contact NEPA at 1-888-991-5005 or 876-754-7540 if crocodiles are seen in areas where they may pose a threat to human life.

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