A search is under way for a 52-year-old man taken by a
crocodile in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
Police say the man was in a boat when he was attacked on a
billabong at Cooinda on Saturday afternoon.
"Look we always hold out hope but obviously a crocodile
attack is very serious and there are grave concerns,"
Superintendent Bob Harrison told the ABC.
It's believed the man's wife, son and daughter-in-law were
with him at the time.
"I believe the son was involved in the initial search for his
father, which is obviously traumatising and anyone's heart
would go out to the family in that sort of incident," Supt
Police and rangers are searching for the man and the
"At this time we have eight people down there and we'll be
ramping that up if we don't locate the gentleman during the
night," Supt Harrison said.
NT Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price told the NT
News newspaper her thoughts were with the family and friends
of the missing man.
In January a 12-year-old boy died after being attacked by a
crocodile in the national park.
Human remains were found near where the boy had been swimming
with friends in a billabong west of Jabiru.
A 15-year-old boy was also bitten but fought his way free
during the attack.