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Boy, 12, taken by crocodile in Australia

Published on Jan 27, 2014 7:54 AM
 

SYDNEY (AFP) - A 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia's Northern Territory, police said on Monday.

The boy was swimming with friends in the Mudginberri Billabong in Kakadu National Park on Sunday afternoon when the group were attacked. One other boy suffered bite wounds as he tried to fight the creature off.

"It is believed the 12-year-old boy was taken by a crocodile as he and a number of other young boys were swimming in the billabong," said acting police commander Michael White.

"One other boy, also aged 12, was bitten on the arm by the crocodile and has received medical treatment from attending St John Ambulance members."

 
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