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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Australian man takes a swim in the river loaded with crocodiles: Doesn't quite make it to the other side

OUT OF THE GENE POOL!! WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S DARWIN AWARD 

From Eric Dondero: 

It happened near appropriately named Darwin, in the north of Australia. An Aussie dude, out on a picnic with his friends, couldn't resist the tempting cool water.

From the BBC, "Body found in Australia crocodile attack":
Police say they have found the body of a man snatched by a crocodile as he swam in a river in Australia's Northern Territory during a birthday party. 
The body of Sean Cole, 26, was found on Monday in the area where he was last seen. 

Police say he ignored signs to stay out of the water at a popular camping ground at Mary River, 65 miles (100km) from Darwin, the territory's capital. 
The river has one of the highest crocodile populations in the area. Onlookers watched in horror as the victim was suddenly attacked. 
The victim and another man had gone swimming across the river, and were swimming back when the crocodile attacked, police said. 
"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," Senior Sergeant Geoff Bahnert...
Editor's comment - Ahh, yes, I can hear it now... "do it man, do it! You can do it mate... I dare ya... I double dare ya."

2 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Guessing alcohol was involved. Either that or the guy(s) was short on neurons.

Chuck said...

Or just a daredevil who watched too many Tarzan movies.