A man was killed by a crocodile yesterday in the Ladyville/Lords’ Bank area. The body of 47-year-old Carl Michael Diaz, Belizean fisherman of Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Cayo District, was found near a pond on a private property called Green Estate.
It appears that Diaz was fishing in the area when a crocodile attacked him.
According to police, a man of Spanish Town area, Lords Bank was walking in the area to go fishing when he heard a noise coming from the water channel and upon investigation he saw a male person being dragged down the channel by a large crocodile. He began to make noise and the crocodile then submerged and left the body alone.
Diaz’s right foot was almost severed and his body had what appeared to be a huge irregular wound on the right leg and three bite marks were on the left foot.
The body now awaits a Post Mortem Examination to verify if it was indeed the croc that killed him or if he died of some other cause and the crocodile just happened upon his body.