Croc attack fears as boy missing in NT

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A search is under way for a boy missing from a swimming hole in the Northern Territory amid reports he may have been the victim of a crocodile attack at Kakadu National Park.

A spokeswoman for the park said a search was under way, but could not confirm some news reports of a suspected crocodile attack.

“Police and Kakadu rangers are searching for a boy missing from a swimming hole near Mudginberri in Kakadu National Park,” she told AAP.

Acting Commander Michael White said police believed the missing boy was taken by a crocodile as he and a number of other young boys were swimming in the billabong.

“One other boy, also aged 12, was bitten on the arm by the crocodile and has received medical treatment from attending St John Ambulance members,” Mr White said.

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