Young Man Attacked by Crocodile as Friends Watch In Horror

Once endangered croc population now flourishing; hunt continues for man's body
1:13 | 08/25/13

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Australia tonight where there is a search under way this evening for the victim after a very rare attack there a young man vanishing after being attacked by a crocodile. In an area where the once endangered crocodile population. Is now flourishing. And it all played out as onlookers watched horrified by what they saw here's ABC's Jeffrey -- -- Take pictures but stay out of the water that is the very clear advice for tourists in its crocodile infested corner of Australia. 24 year old Sean Cole was at a birthday party at a remote jungle launch when he and a panel decided to ignore the council. And swim in the notorious Mary river that is horrified friends looked on it was over in an instant. Sixteen foot -- snapped his -- and the young party -- disappeared. One of the -- Wakefield walked up considerable comic someone's been -- -- -- and I went. -- -- Mary river there aren't thousands and thousands police and wildlife officers rushed to the -- searching through the night for some sign of the victim. -- they -- they killed three giant Crocs but found nothing Jeffrey Kaufmann ABC news London.

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