Tourist mauled to death by crocodile while scuba diving off a paradise island

 

Sergey Lykhvar, 37, was exploring the idyllic waters on the Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia, when he was attacked by a saltwater crocodile and savaged to death.

A tourist was mauled to death by a crocodile while scuba diving off a paradise island.

Sergey Lykhvar, 37, was exploring the idyllic waters on the Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia, when he was attacked by a saltwater crocodile and savaged to death.

The Russian tourist’s body was found on the coastline of one of the islands four days after he went missing – and there was a well-defined bite on his hip.

Head of the local rescue service Pracetuo Budiarto said: “We believe that this man was attacked by a crocodile.

“The body had one hand missing. There was a well-defined bite on the man’s left hip.”

Representatives of the Russian Embassy in Indonesia are currently looking for the man’s relatives.

The Raja Ampat archipelago is a popular destination among tourists.

The area is known for its beautiful scenery and amazing flora and fauna. It is particularly popular with scuba divers and snorkelers.

The area is known for its beautiful scenery and amazing flora and fauna. It is particularly popular with scuba divers and snorkelers.

According to experts, they are capable of taking down almost any animal that enters its territory.

Because of their size and numbers, ‘salties’ are considered to be the most dangerous of their kind.

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