Remains in shark likely to be missing boater
NASSAU, Bahamas – A boater who disappeared off Jaws Beach – on an island where one of the Jaws movies was filmed – is likely the person whose remains were found in the belly of a shark, police say.
Authorities used fingerprints to identify Judson Newton, although they were still waiting for DNA test results, Assistant Police Commissioner Hulan Hanna said.
Newton went on a boating trip with friends off Jaws Beach on New Providence Island on August 29 and encountered engine trouble. Rescuers who responded to a call for help found three men aboard who said that Newton and a friend jumped into the water to try to swim back to shore. Officials launched a search for them, but neither was found.
On September 4, a local investment banker caught the 12-foot (3.6-metre) tiger shark while on a deep-sea fishing trip and he said a left leg popped out of its mouth as they hauled it in. (AP)