A British snorkeller who is thought to have been killed by a saltwater crocodile was being watched by his wife on the beach when he disappeared.
Mine worker Russell Harris was snorkelling with a friend near Picnic Beach on the island of Groote Eylandt, off Australia's northern coast, on Saturday when he went missing.
A major search was launched and the body of the 37-year-old, from Eastwood, near Nottingham, was found on Sunday morning near where the reptile had been sighted.
Mr Harris and his friend were being watched by their partners - including the victim's American wife - as they sat on the beach about 100 metres away from the scene.
Northern Territory police spokeswoman Sue Bradley said local officers on the island had said the dead man's injuries indicated he could have died "as the result of a crocodile attack".
Mr Harris's parents and sister flew out to Darwin, where the post-mortem examination was due to take place.
The dead man, who is thought to have no children, had been working on the island for five months as a manganese mine superintendent for Gemco, part of Anglo-British mining group BHP Billiton.
He was last seen by his 33-year-old friend at about 2pm (local time) on Saturday, as they snorkelled 20 metres off shore.
His companion became extremely concerned when Mr Harris had still not returned by 4pm.
The police were alerted and a plane conducted an aerial search of the area, with several civilian vehicles and boats also joining the search.
More than 60 miles of sea was explored but there was still no sign of the missing snorkeller.
At about 7.30am on Sunday, Mr Harris's body was found at the mouth of 8 Mile Creek, about a mile north of where he was last seen in an area which is home mainly to Aborigines.
A spokeswoman for BHP Billiton said counsellors had been brought in to help console family and colleagues.
"Our priority at the moment is to offer support to the family and also our employees," she said.
"It's a very small community and operates at the centre of that community.
"Obviously this is going to be a very difficult time for people there."
About 440 people are employed at the site, 200 of them contractors.
Mr Harris had worked for another company in Australia prior to moving to Groote Elyandt, and before that had worked for BHP Billiton in New Mexico.
Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 23ft in length, are common in rivers and in the sea around northern Australia.
The numbers of the crocodiles have exploded in recent years mainly thanks to a hunting ban imposed in the 1970s when it was feared the giant animals could be wiped out by people shooting them for their skins.