32 year old Peter Reimers was attacked and killed by a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) while cooling off in shallow water in a creek off Mission River, approximately 45km from Weipa. Remains of his legs were found on the bank by colleagues from the nearby bauxite mine. Bite marks on the legs were consistent with those of a crocodile. Explosives were thrown into the water to try and kill the crocodile, it was later found floating dead on the surface and Peter's other remains were found inside. The crocodile was reported to be 15 feet long and missing part of its tail and one leg (apparently from fighting with other crocodiles, not as a result of injuries from the explosives).
Saturday, 26 April, 1975
Victim Age: 32
Activity Detail: Cooling off in shallow water
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