Troubled Kimberley teenager confirmed by coroner as WA’s first crocodile attack death in three decades

A saltwater crocodile in water.A WA coroner has ruled a teenager who died in Western Australia’s Kimberley while in state care was killed by a crocodile, making it the first recorded death by crocodile attack in the state for more than 30 years.

The 15-year-old boy, known as HLS for legal reasons, was found dead in a mangrove swamp about 200 kilometres north of Broome in March 2013, having run away from the bush block where he had been in foster care.

via Troubled Kimberley teenager confirmed by coroner as WA’s first crocodile attack death in three decades – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)