Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu said the body of the person, who was from Kaza village, was found in the Kaza river on Kolombangara Island early yesterday morning.
PPC Lenialu explained information gathered from the community said people sighted the crocodile last month.
The crocodile is believed to have gone ashore at Hapi Village and ate one pig and a dog. Just last week the crocodile came ashore at Kaza Village and ate a dog.
Lenialu said at about 5pm on Sunday the diseased went to dive. Members of his family waited for him but he did not return.
“At about 11pm the same night, the community split into two groups and conducted a search.
“It was about 2am on Monday 3 June 2019 that they saw a crocodile about two to three metres long still holding onto the body of the diseased.”
Members of the communities are urged to report any sightings of a crocodile to your nearest police station or contact the National Response Department (NRD) on phone 23829.
- Police Media