Thursday, February 9, 2012

Senior Woman Hailed as Hero for Saving Man from Croc

From an old news story...
Oct. 11, 2004 – A 60-year-old woman jumped on the back of a giant crocodile that was dragging a 34-year-old man toward the ocean, preyed the man free and then was grabbed by the croc. Another camper shot the reptile before it reached the water.

It all happened at a campsite at Cape Melville, north of Cooktown, Australia. It is estimated there are around 100,000 salt water crocodiles living in tropical northern Australia, that have killed more than a dozen people in the last 20 years.

The two victims were air-lifted to a hospital, where they are said to be in stable but serious condition. Authorities have not released their names or nationalities.

The crocodile's first victim was asleep with his wife and child when the 12.5 foot long reptile dragged him from the tent. The heroic senior citizen was in a tent nearby and came to the rescue when she heard the commotion.


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