2 Dec 2012

Boy taken by croc

4:30 am on 2 December 2012

Police in the Northern Territory of Australia are searching for a boy believed to have been taken by a crocodile.

He was attacked while swimming on Saturday with a group of people at Port Bradshaw, about 650km east of Darwin.

Police say adults in the group tried to save the boy, who was 12, by spearing the animal, but the crocodile dragged the him out into deeper water.

The ABC reports a girl, aged seven, was killed by a crocodile in Arnhem Land in the territory on 16 November. Human remains were later found in a crocodile.