Update 2: Second crocodile captured, Hinchinbrook Island

Issued: 15 Feb 2021

Wildlife officers captured and humanely euthanised a 2.7-3m crocodile overnight after a man disappeared off Hinchinbrook Island.

The animal is now with the Queensland Police Service and a necropsy will be conducted in due course.

The Department of Environment and Science would like to thank the Queensland Police Service for its assistance in this joint investigation.

Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.