SYDNEY: An Australian teen is propitious to be alive, paramedics pronounced Sunday, after he reportedly transient a jaws of a crocodile by punching it in a conduct during a late night float in a river.
The 18-year-old, named in internal media as Lee de Paauw, suffered endless injuries to his left arm after he was pounded in Johnstone River on Australia’s northeastern seashore early Sunday morning, a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) said.
He had jumped into a stream as a brave while “revelling with friends”, QAS Cairns comparison operations administrator Neil Noble told reporters.
“He’s really advantageous that he survived this occurrence and was means to be rescued. He is due to bear medicine for endless injuries to his arm,” Noble said.
Local journal the Cairns Post pronounced De Paauw transient a croc’s hold on his left arm by punching it in a conduct with his right arm.
De Paauw’s friends’ efforts to get him out of a H2O fast helped him survive, Noble added.
Crocodiles are common in Australia’s north where numbers have increasing given a introduction of insurance laws in 1971. Crocodiles kill an normal of dual people any year in Australia.2017-03-19