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Moranbah hunter dies in crocodile and wild buffalo NT land

A MAN who died during a hunting trip in the Northern Territory is understood to be Craig Jensen from Moranbah.

The 50-year-old was hunting with a friend about 110km from the town of Nhulunbuy last Thursday, when he didn't return to their camp.

The Morning Bulletin understands the man's friend returned to camp after being affected by the heat, but the Moranbah man never returned.

Northern Territory media reported the area the pair had been hunting in was known for crocodiles and wild buffalo.

A NT Police spokesman told media it was "pretty wild terrain".

"It was thought that both were well equipped for bushwalking, but we became concerned when there was an emergency beacon and he did not activate it," the spokesperson said.

It's understood the man used to live in Nhulunbuy, but had moved to Moranbah.

Craig Jensen was hunting with a friend when he went missing.
Craig Jensen was hunting with a friend when he went missing. Facebook

His wife and daughter were expected to arrive at Nhulunbuy yesterday.

The man's body was discovered on Sunday following days of air and land searches.

Mr Jensen was also the president of the Moranbah Squash Club.

Meanwhile a NT police spokesperson said it's understood he succumbed to the elements due to the extreme heat out there.

Tributes flowed on the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services Facebook page.

Mark Deigan: His mate must be devastated. A hard lesson, but never go solo in any conditions. RIP. Tragic.

Josh Danvers: Condolences to family and friends

Kerry Bevington: Condolences to the family and the outcome is a shock.

Russell N Jennifer: Condolences to the family. Sad day for Nhulunbuy.

Moniqué Corbett: My heart goes out to the family, Rest peacefully. This is just sad news

Jenny Davie: Very sad, thinking of the people involved

Jaimie Webb Zammit: R.I.P devastating, Condolences to family and friends

Jannelle Tight: Such a sad outcome

Richard Proenneke: Very sad, sometimes it doesn't matter how well prepared you are I guess.. RIP bloke

David Heath: Bad result on this missing chap. Amin. RIP

Topics:  crocodile, hunting, northern territory



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