Australian coroner warns people aren't safe in boats after leaping crocodile kills fisherman

October 30, 2015 8:52 AM

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CANBERRA, Australia – The extraordinary death of a fisherman who was snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile has prompted a coroner to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.

Family and friends watched in horror last year as a large crocodile leapt from a Northern Territory waterhole and clamped it jaws around the shoulder and chest of Bill Scott as he stood in his boat. The croc then flipped the 62-year-old into the water and he was never seen again alive.

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