The death of a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly attacked by a crocodile near the Australian outback is the latest to highlight the dangers of keeping pets in captivity.

Key points:Police in Victoria have launched an investigation into the death of 18-year old Jack NicholsonSource:ABC News’ Mark D. Scott and Kate WhelanThe teenager was found dead on a beach in the Sunshine Coast, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Melbourne, on Sunday.

His body was taken to a local hospital for further examination, but it is understood that he had been assaulted.

His family said he had suffered injuries to his head and neck and was in a stable condition.

“I don’t think I can describe how heartbroken I am at the loss of this little boy,” his father, John Nicholson, said.

He had a very strong personality’Police have launched a criminal investigation into his death, but have not yet made any arrests.”

It’s devastating for us to hear of his death.”‘

He had a very strong personality’Police have launched a criminal investigation into his death, but have not yet made any arrests.

They have not said whether he had any pets in his care.

“The investigation is ongoing, and I would urge anyone who has information that might assist police to contact Crime Stoppers,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

“You can also make a report anonymously via Crime Stoppe.”

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