A crocodile attack in Australia killed a man who was celebrating his 24th birthday. On Aug. 25, The Inquisitr reported that the young man didn't heed warnings about crocodiles being in the Mary River. He and a friend decided to take a dip anyway and sure enough a croc attacked.
"Several of the group in the party witnessed the male being taken in the jaws of the croc for a period of time, and then he was out of sight. The Mary River is known worldwide to have the greatest saturation of adult saltwater crocodiles in the world. You don’t swim in the Mary River," said Senior Sergeant Geoff Bahnert.
The crocodile attack wasn't provoked but this particular river is reportedly filled with crocodiles -- and they are wild. There is no way to guarantee that any wild animal will just leave you alone. Perhaps the man had the "oh, it won't happen to me" attitude when he decided to cool off in the river. Or maybe he was thinking "you only live once." People in the area know not to swim in the river -- so if this guy was a thrill seeker, he went out doing what he loved to say the least.
"We tell people to stay away from the water, they obviously went against this (and) a man was taken. We say to everybody it’s full of crocs. It’s one of the most populated rivers in the Territory, every couple of kilometers there is a large croc," Bahnert continued.
The crocodile attack is being investigated. It's unknown what became of the man's friend.
© Effie Orfanides 2013