The boy did not return home after going for a swim at a local beach in Waimingit village, Air Buaya district, Buru regency, on Wednesday morning.A joint search and rescue team began searching for the boy in the area following a missing person report filed by his family. The team, comprising personnel from the local Search and Rescue Agency, Maluku Water and Air Police unit and Air Buaya Police combed the shores on Wednesday but found nothing. The team searched a nearby river the next day, where they found a large crocodile in the water.The team decided to shoot the crocodile and cut it open, discovering the boy’s body inside.“The crocodile was found 150 meters away from the location where the boy was reported missing. His parents told us they suspected their son had been eaten by a crocodile,” Ambon National Search and Rescue Agency head Muslimin told reporters on Thursday.The boy’s body has been returned to his family and laid to rest. (dpk) Topics : The remains of a 7-year-old boy were found inside a 5-meter-long crocodile on Thursday evening after he was reported missing by his family in Buru Island, Maluku.