man snatched from boat while fishing in Kakadu

Discussion in 'Fishing News' started by Dean, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Dean

    Dean Administrator Staff Member

    The fishing community of the Northern Territory are “shocked” after the weekend crocodile attack that killed a 62-year-old man - but that won’t stop them going into the man-eater’s territory to wet a line.
    Corroboree Park Tavern, located on the Arnhem Highway, is a popular stop for many heading out to fishing spots in Kakadu National Park and further out, in permit-only Arnhem Land.

    Tavern manager Mitch Bathis said the grave topic has been on the tip of most fishos’ tongues.
    “They can’t believe it’s happened. They’re very shocked,” Mr Bathis said.

    Police say the man was in Kakadu on a fishing trip with his wife, son and daughter-in-law at a remote waterhole on the South Alligator River system when he was taken by a 4.7m (15.3ft) crocodile on Saturday afternoon around 5pm. Police have told media the man was in a boat and washing or emptying a bucket at the time of the attack.
    The man’s family heard splashing sounds and turned around but were not able to save him.

    The victim’s wife and daughter-in-law drove for two hours to the small town of Cooinda to raise the alarm.

    There is no mobile phone network coverage in large areas of Kakadu National Park.
  2. Nguyen

    Nguyen New Member

    bloody crocks

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