Second crocodile captured, killed in search
A SECOND crocodile has been captured and euthanised in relation to the investigation of a missing person near Hinchinbrook Island.
The Department of Environment and Science confirmed a 3m crocodile was captured and humanely euthanised overnight Sunday as part of their joint investigation with Queensland Police.
It follows the disappearance of well-known Cairns yachtie Andy Heard, who went missing from a small boat on Thursday.
The animal is now with police and a necropsy will be conducted.
The capture of the second crocodile comes after human remains were found inside a 4.2-metre crocodile which is believed to be involved in the death of 69-year-old Andy Heard.
That crocodile was examined by a specialist in Cairns overnight Friday, with human remains being located inside.
Originally published as Second crocodile captured, killed in search