A 12-year-old boy from Mudginberry Community was attacked and killed by a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) while swimming alongside other boys at Magela Creek, adjacent to Mudginberri Billabong, in Kakadu National Park at approximately 2:00 PM. The crocodile attacked one of the boy's friends first (also 12 years old), but he managed to escape with injuries to his arm: heavy bruising to the shoulder, and three stitches. The crocodile then turned its attention on the other boy and dragged him away. Authorities removed two large (4.3 m and 4.7 m) crocodiles before an experienced Kakadu ranger was able to examine the bite marks on the first boy's arm and estimated the crocodile responsible was likely 2.5 - 3 m in size. A third 2.2 m crocodile has since been shot and killed, but the carcass sank before being recovered. Remains suspected to belong to the boy were discovered late morning on Tuesday 28 January, and DNA analysis will be used to verify the identity.
The incident report detailing the non-fatal victim is available here: http://www.crocodile-attack.info/incident/100-4809