Boy feared eaten by crocodile in Australia attack


A 12-year-old boy is thought to have been eaten by a crocodile while swimming in an Australian river.

The boy was swimming with friends at the Mudginberri Billabong, 20 kilometres west of Jabiru, and 200 kilometres east of Darwin, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

NT Police Acting Commander Michael White told Yahoo News: "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.

"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."

A spokeswoman for the Kakadu National Park said an extensive search for the boy was under way.

Back in August, a 24-year-old tourist was killed by a crocodile while swimming in a river near Darwin, northern Australia.

The man went swimming while with a group of friends celebrating a birthday at Mary River, an Outback tourist destination 70 miles south east of Darwin

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