Croc kills golfer in Kruger Park

2014-12-04 10:37

A crocodile has killed a golfer who went for a dip in a lake on a golf course in the Kruger National Park.

Jacques van der Sandt (29) was attacked after he went for a swim with a friend in Lake Panic, Skukuza police spokesperson Warrant Officer Oubaas Coetzer was quoted by the Lowvelder newspaper as saying today.

Van der Sandt was apparently visiting his parents, who were in Skukuza on holiday, and participated in a golf competition yesterday.

He was attacked by a crocodile said to be 3.9m long at about 11pm last night and was dragged under water.

His body, which had bite marks on the chest, was found by a field ranger, who also spotted the crocodile and shot it.

Coetzer said Van der Sandt entered the water at a bridge at the Skukuza Golf Club’s signature hole, number nine, which is played across Lake Panic.

He was with fellow golfers at the club house when he decided to go for a swim.

The crocodile was apparently spotted in the lake earlier in the day.

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