Shooters are being rushed to a waterhole where two large
crocodiles were spotted amid a search for a 12-year-old boy's
body in the Northern Territory.
Authorities have already shot dead three saltwater crocodiles
during the search for the reptile that took a boy who was
swimming with friends at a billabong near Jabiru in the
Kakadu National Park on Sunday.
Another boy, 15, was bitten but released by a crocodile
during the attack.
A police spokeswoman says a helicopter is flying shooters to
where the two crocodiles were seen this morning.
"We hope they can retrieve those crocodiles, we're looking
for a body at the moment, it's very sad," she told AAP via
telephone from the park.
"It's a recovery process, not a rescue anymore."
A police helicopter, airboats and boats for shooters have
been scouring the search area since Sunday.
The spokeswoman said three crocs have been shot, one that
measured 2.5-metres, which police have not been able recover.
The two other reptiles were 4.3 and 4.7 metres long.
"If you know anything about crocs, they're some very big
scary monsters," she said.
"There is no way, if those creatures got hold of you, that
you'd be able to get away."
Police also warned people to stay out of waterholes during
the wet season.
"The waterways are swollen because of the wet season, our
search area is huge," the spokeswoman said.
"It's quite incredible the amount of rainfall that we have
here in the territory and the reality is there could be crocs
in every water body.
"Just don't go in."