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Man snatched in Australia crocodile attack: Police

Published on Jun 8, 2014 10:50 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Police were combing waterways in Australia's Kakadu national park on Sunday after a man was reportedly snatched from his boat by a crocodile as terrified relatives looked on.

The man, aged 62 according to media reports, was taken on the remote South Alligator River late on Saturday afternoon.

His wife, son and daughter-in-law were said to have witnessed the attack, and the women had to drive two hours to the nearest lodge to raise the alarm while the son stayed behind to search for his father.

Superintendent Bob Harrison said there was always reason to hope, but "a crocodile attack is very serious and there are grave concerns".

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