Police have confirmed that human remains have been found in the water near Port MacDonnell on South Australia’s lower south-east coast.

Key points:

  • A man went missing in a suspected shark attack on Thursday
  • Police have found human remains nearby
  • Forensic testing will be conducted before the remains can be identified

Officers are on scene at Finger Point Road, close to where 32-year-old Victorian snorkeller Duncan Craw disappeared on Thursday afternoon.

Police said they would investigate whether the remains were those of Mr Craw.

They have previously described his disappearance as a suspected shark attack.

“Forensic examination of the remains will take some time to complete,” a police spokesperson said.

Mr Craw’s family paid tribute to him last week, saying he had a “heart of gold”.

“He was a kind and cheeky brother to his sisters. He was a fun-loving, mischievous and supportive mate who had a heart of gold.

“We will never forget Duncan and we will make sure his memory lives on.”

Police found two swimming fins and a damaged wetsuit late on Thursday night.

SA Police Limestone Coast operations manager Campbell Hill said on Friday that two sharks — one large and one small — had been seen in the area on Thursday.