7 year old John David Camacho was killed by what is believed to have been either a yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) or a black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) in the Uriuta River of San Juan Uriuta in Villa Tunari while bathing alongside friends during the afternoon hours. The boy's aunt apparently alerted the children to get out of the river when she spotted the caiman. The boy's body, with the limbs removed, was later recovered. Although the black caiman is far more likely to attack humans than the yacare caiman, it is unclear if any black caiman exist in this area. Many of the articles detailing the attack claim the caiman had only recently moved into the area, so it is certainly possible that a black caiman moved into the area.
Victim Age: 7
Activity Detail: Bathing alongside friends
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