Crocodile takes fisherman on Adelaide River

A 57-year-old fisherman has been attacked and killed by a crocodile while fishing in the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory.

The man was fishing off a bank on the Adelaide River when the attack happened, in front of his wife.

His body was recovered overnight on Tuesday and the crocodile believed responsible has been shot dead.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the couple were fishing near the Adelaide River bridge on the Arnhem Highway.

The man had entered the water to unsnag his line, Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Jo Foley said.

“The initial information is that she (the man’s wife) did not see him taken but (heard) a scream and then turned around and saw a (crocodile) tail splashing in the water,” Superintendent Foley said.

The man’s wife raised the alarm after the attack about 5.30pm on Monday.

She was later treated in Royal Darwin Hospital for shock.

See Channel Nine news report here:

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