Death for croc that killed man in Portmore

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The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) have commenced the process to capture the crocodile that reportedly killed a man in Portmore, St Catherine on Sunday.

The deceased, 67-year-old Wilford Edmondson, who was also known as Alfred, was fishing in Hellshire Pond, St Catherine with friends about 9:15 am when it is said that the reptile attacked him.

The crocodile, the Jamaica Observer was told, took the man into the mangrove and inflicted wounds to his head.

In a statement, NEPA said an incident response team from its agency and the UDC visited the location on Sunday and is awaiting the completion of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's investigation into Edmondson's death.

In the meantime, the agencies said the process to capture the crocodile could be completed by the weekend.

NEPA reminded members of the public to exercise caution in areas which are clearly identified as natural crocodile habitats, and to observe the posted warning signs and refrain from interacting with the crocodiles.

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