Croc attacked in Adelaide River
A fisherman, 57 years old was attacked and killed by a crocodile on the spot in front of his wife while they were fishing in Adelaide River.
Northern Territory Police say that the couple were fishing in Adelaide River Bank when the incident happened Monday at 5:30 pm yesterday. The incident happened at Adelaide River bridge on Arnhem Highway, and 60 kilometres from Darwin. The reports says that the wife ran for help when she saw her husband being attacked. Wildlife officers and police done a rescue operation along the river using multiple boats and found a 4.5 meter crocodile known as “Michael Jackson” and was shot.
The Adelaide river usually attracts tourist to cruise its water for it is known for its crocodile population, the tourists might want to see the reptiles. The wife was in shock and now was treated in Royal Darwin Hospital.
The fisherman’s body was retrieved and found overnight and the crocodile responsible was reportedly shot dead. Video and photo credits to ABC News Australia.