- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 7, 2014

Australian authorities are searching for a man who was dragged off a boat by a crocodile while visiting a national park Saturday.

The 52-year-old man was visiting Kakadu National Park in northern Australia when he was attacked by the crocodile and dragged into the water about 5 pm local time.

Police told Australian news sources they have grave fears for the man’s safety, and that the man’s wife, son, and daughter-in-law may have witnessed the attack.

It’s the second time this year there’s been a crocodile attack at the national park. In January, a 12-year-old boy was attacked by a crocodile and went missing. Police later found human remains near the scene. A 15-year-old boy who was there at the time was bitten on the arm but managed to escape.

Australian news reports that crocodile attacks are rather rare, and that only six major attacks have happened since 2010.

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