Crocodile swallows 12-year-old boy swimming in water

Crocodile in water illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar 

A crocodile in Australia, swallowed a 12-year-old boy while swimming in water with family and friends, according to press reports.

The 12-year-old boy is believed to have been eaten by the crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia, in the second fatal attack to take place in two weeks, according to reports.

The young boy, who is believed to come from an Aboriginal community near Port Bradshaw in eastern Arnhem Land, was swimming with the group of family and friends when he was attacked by the reptile.

Although adults tried to scare off the animal with spears, their efforts were unsuccessful and the
child was swept out to sea.

Police suspect that the boy was completely swallowed by the crocodile.

A seven-year-old girl was attacked by a crocodile while swimming in a pool of water, at the substation Gumarrirnbang, 300 kilometers from Darwin.

Human remains were later found in the belly of a crocodile killed by police, after a fruitless search for her whereabouts.

Crocodile attacks are a real threat in northern Australia, where large aggressive saltwater crocodiles, are commonly found in the same ponds that attract pleasure seekers.