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Man Killed By Crocodile At Notorious NT Road Crossing

The 47-year old was taken by a 3.5m crocodile while wading across a river.
Crocodiles often lurk at Cahill's Crossing.
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Crocodiles often lurk at Cahill's Crossing.

A man was killed by a crocodile while wading across the notorious Cahills Crossing in the Northern Territory.

Police said the man was wading across the road, which crosses the East Alligator River with two women about 4pm yesterday.

The women made it to the other side but he disappeared and a police operation uncovered his body about 2km downstream with evidence of having been taken by a large crocodile, presumed to be 3.5 metres long.

NT Police Force Supt Bob Harrison told Sky News the crossing was a notorious crocodile spot.

"The area's noted for crocodiles on the causeway and there are signs there saying 'don't go in the water'. Unfortunately they did and that was the result."

A crocodile waits for fish at Cahills Crossing.
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A crocodile waits for fish at Cahills Crossing.

Crocodiles often feed on fish as they cross the causeway and the current wet season means they are on the move across waterholes in the Northern Territory.

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