Boy survives crocodile attack in northern Australia

2015-05-07 14:27

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Sydney - A 13-year-old boy escaped a crocodile attack with deep cuts to his hand and arm at a remote water hole in northern Australia, local media reported on Thursday.

Westen Frankland had been swimming with his family at a popular camping spot in the Lawn Hill National Park, 250km from the coast, on Saturday when the 1.5m freshwater crocodile attacked.

"I only saw it a second before it got me," he told the Northern Territory News.

"I could only see teeth coming at me. It grabbed me and then let me go, and then it climbed on top of a rock."

Westen and several other children hurried to get out of the water.

Westen returned to school at Murwillumbah on the east coast proudly displaying his cuts.

"My friends all think it's pretty cool - none of them have been bitten by a crocodile," he said.
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