Crocodile Kills Man While Fishing

vlcsnap-2014-04-08-17h31m01s212A 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.

vlcsnap-2014-04-08-17h30m49s132When police arrived on the scene, Diaz’s body was found near a large drain which feeds into the river that runs along the property.

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.

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