A Crocodile Attacks 9-year-old Boy in Australia

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Police are looking for a 9-year-old boy who was snatched by a crocodile as he was swimming in a river in northern Australia on Saturday, the Huffington Post reported.

Northern Territory police say the boy was swimming at Port Bradshaw with a group of people when he was taken by the crocodile. People who were in the river near the boy, attempted to kill the crocodile with spears. The crocodile took the boy further into the water though, the Huffington Post reported.

Two weeks ago, a 7-year-old girl who was swimming at a Northern Territory waterhole was snatched by another crocodile. The girl's remains were found the next day inside of the crocodile after it was fatally shot, USA Today reported.

"Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 25ft and weigh more than a ton, are plentiful in the Northern Territory and signs have been erected near waterways warning visitors to stay away from the water and river banks," the Daily Mail reported.

Police planned to continue searching on Monday, but they are not optimistic that the boy will be found alive, the USA Today reported.

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