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62-year-old grandfather swallowed alive by crocodile while enjoying boat ride with his family

By Mason White 12:46 PM June 15, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A family was horrified to see a crocodile swallowing their beloved grandfather alive, police in Australia said.

The incident unfolded at the Kakadu National Park, during a trip on Saturday.

The victim, identified as 62-year-old Bill Scott, was described as a hard working family man and loved by his grandchildren. According to the initial police investigation, Scott was standing on the back of his boat when he was attacked and dragged into the water by the saltwater crocodile.

“It all happened very fast. The attack was over in seconds,” family members said. The remains of Scott, were found in one of two crocodiles shot dead by police officers in the Northern Territory.

At the time of the attack, Scott’s wife, son and daughter-in-law were forced to drive an hour to seek help, due to lack of phone reception in the area. Police said that were shocked to hear that Scott had been caught by the crocodile while on board the boat, a location that is generally considered safe.

However, tourists are warned to beware of crocodiles anywhere in Kakadu, as an attack is always possible. Cooinda is a popular tourist area in the heart of Kakadu National Park, a world heritage site.