Wednesday 22 November 2017

Professional hunter believed to have been eaten by crocodiles in Zimbabwe

Scott Van Zyl ran a company that organises hunting trips
Scott Van Zyl ran a company that organises hunting trips

Kathy Armstrong

A South African hunter is believed to have been eaten by crocodiles.

Scott Van Zyl (44) went missing after he went on a hunting safari last week in Zimbabwe and rescue workers believe human remains found inside two crocodiles might be his.

The father-of-two runs SS Pro Safaris, an organisation that brings tourists looking for "big game" hunting.

He set off last week with a pack of dogs and a Zimbabwean tracker but they went in different directions into the bush.

The dogs returned to camp later without him and his belongings and gun were later found in his car.

Rescue teams and helicopters searched for the professional hunters and located his tracks leading to the banks of the Limpopo River, his bag was also found nearby.

Rescue worker Sakke Louwrens told the Telegraph that police believe Nile crocodiles might have eaten Mr Van Zyl.

He said: "We found what could possibly be human remains in them."

The remains are being tested by forensics to try and determine whether they belong to Mr Van Zyl.

Several people have been killed by crocodiles in Zimbabwe, just last year a teenage boy (13) was killed as fished to earn money for his school fees.

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