NEPA awaiting police report on crocodile attack in St Thomas

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it has received a report of an incident involving a crocodile in Poor Man's Corner, St Thomas.

Checks with the constabulary's Corporate Communication's Unit (CCU) revealed that a person was reportedly bitten by a crocodile on Thursday.

NEPA said it has been in dialogue with the police since the incident and awaits the completion of that investigation. In the interim, the agency said its team has made arrangements to visit the area.

Members of the public are being reminded to exercise extreme caution in areas, which are known natural crocodile habitats and refrain from interacting with the crocodiles.

NEPA urged the public to immediately contact the agency at 1-888-991-5005 or 876-754-7540 if crocodiles are seen in areas where they may pose a threat to human life.


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