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Croc snatch boy 'died in attack'

Rangers searching for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia have recovered evidence strongly suggesting he died in the attack.

Crews have been searching by land, sea and air for the boy since he was taken by the crocodile as he swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination on Sunday. One of the boy's friends was mauled in the attack.

Acting commander Michael White of Northern Territory Police said evidence found today "strongly indicates" the boy died from the attack.

Mr White would not say what the evidence was, but said DNA testing would take place to confirm the identification.

The boy was snatched as he swam in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, south east of the Northern Territory capital of Darwin.

AP

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