67-y-o Man Killed by Crocodile along Hellshire Pond area of Portmore, St Catherine
A killer crocodile might be on the prowl in the Hellshire Pond area of Portmore, St Catherine. The police have confirmed that 67-year-old Wilford Edmondson was the victim of a deadly crocodile attack on Sunday morning.
Reports are that about 9:15 am, Edmondson was among a group of friends fishing when the crocodile attacked. The reptile took the senior citizen into the mangrove and inflicted wounds to his head.
“The Marine Unit of the police searched for a while and recovered a part of the body, we don’t have any information on whether NEPA has captured the crocodile as yet,” a representative of the Constabulary Communications Unit (CCU) told Loop Jamaica reporter Claude Mills.
The police are continuing their investigations into the matter.
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has repeatedly appealed to members of the public to desist from capturing or harming crocodiles.