An Irish backpacker has drowned in an Australian lake made famous ion the film Crocodile Dundee.

The body of the 27-year-old was found at the Malabanjbanjdju billabong in a remote area of Kakadu National Park.

Police said that the man was with a group of 20 tourists who raised the alarm when he failed to surface.

Visitors are warned not to enter the water because of crocodiles, but this isn’t thought to be the cause of death in this instance.

“The National Park rangers located his body in about two metres (seven feet) of water,” a police spokesman told Australia’s public broadcaster ABC.

“There’s no indications a crocodile was involved, however we have to wait until the autopsy results.”

Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park and many scenes for Crocodile Dundee were shot here.

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