Body Found After Croc Snatches Swimmer

Cops shoot 15-foot croc in Australian river
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2013 1:43 AM CDT
Body Found After Croc Snatches Swimmer
A saltwater crocodile reacts in anger as a boat sails past him in Australia's Northern Territory.    (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

Police in Australia have recovered the body of a swimmer snatched from a river by a crocodile in front of horrified friends. The body of the 26-year-old was found near where he was last seen in the Mary River yesterday, and police shot a 16-foot saltwater croc believed to have been the attacker, reports the NT News. A police spokesman says alcohol may have played a role in the man's decision to ignore warning signs at a popular camping spot and try to swim across the river with a friend. "The Mary River is known worldwide to have the greatest saturation of adult saltwater crocodiles in the world," the spokesman tells the AP. "You don't swim in the Mary River." (More Australia stories.)

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