A life-threatening moment when a shirtless fisherman walks into one of Australia's most crocodile-damaged waterways after his boat got stuck
- A fisherman tried to pull his sunken boat out of crocodile infested waters
- The man was filmed wading in the water of Shady Camp in the Northern Territory
- Shady Camp, about 200 kilometers east of Darwin, is visited by crocodiles
A shirtless man decided to jump into one of Australia's most crocodile-damaged water systems to try to move his boat after it crashed at low tide.
The copper fisherman was seen in the shallow water of Shady Camp, a popular boat launch site in the Northern Territory.
The man was apparently not impressed with the reptile threat and was filmed on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to pull the boat forward with a rope.
The copper fisherman was seen in the shallow water of Shady Camp, a popular boat launch site in the Northern Territory
Shady Camp is part of the Mary River – about 200 kilometers east of Darwin – which is visited by crocodiles.
There is an average of five crocodiles per kilometer in every river across the territory, but at Mary River the number jumps to around 15 for the same distance.
There is a viewing platform at Shady Camp where visitors who look upstream over the floodplain are almost guaranteed to see a crocodile.
The video was shared with the Fishing Group of NT Fishaholic with the description: & # 39; If you are late in the shady camp and there is no water, but you still go out & # 39 ;.
A number of viewers noted how the man and his fishing guests would probably have damaged the boat after not checking the tide.
Tom Nichols, the most important ranger of NT crocodile management, told it NT News visitors to waters affected by crocodiles should not endanger themselves unnecessarily.
The man was apparently not impressed by the reptile threat and was filmed on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to pull the boat forward with a rope
& # 39; Every water body in the Top End can contain large and potentially dangerous crocodiles, so don't risk your life, especially not for a fish, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; You should never take unnecessary risks in Croc Country. & # 39;
A witness said the fisherman arrived late for the flood when there was only mud, but he decided to try his luck to come downstream.
& # 39; But they only made it about 20 meters before he realized he couldn't do it, & # 39; the witness told the publication.
The witness said the man dragged the anchor rope through the water to his car so that he could pull the boat out with his vehicle.
Shady Camp is part of the Mary River, about 200 kilometers east of Darwin, which is visited by crocodiles
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