Crocodile attacks in Australia, boy feared dead —12-year-old boy missing in suspected crocodile attack while swimming in the Australian national park, report says.
The boy was attacked by a saltwater crocodile while swimming with friends in the Mudginberri billabong, near Jabiru, on Sunday, but first it went for his friend, who escaped with injuries to an arm.
The crocodile attacks incident happened in the country’s Kakadu National Park, in the remote Northern Territory. Police and park rangers launched a search in a bid to find the boy.
Another 12-year-old was bitten on the arm in the attack. He fought the animal off and survived and has been treated for cuts to his arms, according to ABC.NET.AU report.
“Officials have been up in helicopters and out in boats since early Sunday afternoon, with the search focusing on Magela Creek, which delivers water to the billabong.”
Witnesses saw the reptilian heading upriver with the body in its jaws. (Not the actual image/ File AFP Source: AFP)
Australia Kakadu National Park, a major tourist attraction, was used as the location for 1980’s film classic Crocodile Dundee.