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Duncan Craw was snorkelling during a family camping holiday in Port Macdonnell, South Australia, when he suddenly disappeared from view yesterday evening, according to authorities.
The missing dad is feared to have been killed by a shark after rescue teams found a ripped wetsuit and flippers at the scene but nobody.
They believe he fell victim to the beasts as two were seen in the area after he went missing.
He was 32 years old.
Duncan Craw Missing
Duncan Craw was snorkelling off Port MacDonnell during a family camping holiday when he suddenly disappeared from view just before 5 pm on Thursday, according to South Australian police.
Water police, the air wing and local volunteers searched for Mr Craw into the night on Thursday and resumed at first light on Friday when his damaged wetsuit and flippers were found.
Killed In Shark Attack
A 32-year-old Warrnambool father has been remembered as a “fun-loving, mischievous and supportive mate” after dying in a suspected shark attack in South Australia.
“Tragically, police suspect the Victorian man has been the victim of a shark attack after PolAir spotted a shark in the area yesterday afternoon,” a police spokesperson said.
Mr Craw’s devastated family released a statement on Friday confirming the likely manner of the man’s death and described their shock and grief.
“We wish this was all a bad dream,” the statement read.
“It’s also impossible to fully explain the hole this will leave behind in the lives of all the relatives and friends who love Duncan.
“The exact circumstances of Duncan’s disappearance are not yet known but given the recovery of a damaged wetsuit and the sighting of a Great White in the area on Thursday, it looks like a shark was involved.”
The family said Mr Craw was a keen snorkeller and “accepted the dangers he may face in the ocean”.
“He was extremely unlucky this time,” they said.
Mr Craw was due to celebrate his 33rd birthday this Saturday and leaves behind his wife Taylia and young son Levi.
He was a hardworking operations manager at an agriculture contracting company in Warrnambool, and a beloved member of his local cricket team, according to his family.
“Mr Craw was a cheerful, loving, helpful son. He was a kind and cheeky brother to his sisters. He was a fun-loving, mischievous and supportive mate who had a heart of gold,” the statement continued.
Jason Willie, President of the Woolsthorpe ‘Warriors’ Cricket Club, said his club was grieving the loss of their friend.
“Duncan’s spirit and personality made him a popular and unforgettable member of the club and community,” Mr Willie said.
Mr Craw’s family thanked the emergency crews and volunteers who search for the missing snorkeller.
“We will never forget Duncan and we will make sure his memory lives on,” they said.