Bahrain extends support program for businesses hit by coronavirus    UK Minister for South Asia Lord Ahmad concludes 2-day visit to Pakistan    Over 60% of UK adults receive both doses of COVID-19 vaccine    KSrelief's Clinics Provide Medical Services for 570 Individuals in Zaatari Camp, Jordan    Wall Street Closing    Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Washington, DC, highway, injuring several    US voices 'grave concern' after airstrike kills dozens at market in Ethiopia's Tigray region    John McAfee, antivirus software creator, found dead in Spanish prison    Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock 'every decade'    Saudi Arabia's localization of military industries offers breadth of opportunities to US investors: GAMI governor    Bahrain Two Main Indexes End Trading Up    Backed by KSrelief, Al-Jaada Health Center Provides Services for 1,861 Beneficiaries During One Week    Pakistan Records 930 New COVID-19 Cases    SAGO Receives First Vessel of Wheat Produced by Saudi Investment Abroad    Over 15 Million Zamzam Water Bottles Distributed at Grand Holy Mosque    HRC President Meets with Chief of OHCHR MENA Section    Chairman and CEO of STC Thank Saudi Leadership for Licensing STC Bank as First Digital Bank in Saudi Arabia    Saudi national team wins 2 gold medals at Arab Athletics Championship    Tawakkalna's Update Includes New Hajj, SOS Services    Saudi National Team Wins 2 Gold Medals at Arab Athletics Championship    Judge, officials and others arrested in corruption crackdown    Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Achieves Highest Level in Digital Regulatory Maturity Index    HRC official highlights measures to support prisoners and families    Bahrain Condemns Terrorist Houthi Militia's Launching of Drone towards Khamis Mushait    Al-Sheikh underlines importance of preparing young generation for future jobs in G20 ministerial meeting    Dubai opens one of the world's largest in-house airport PCR test labs    Saudi foreign minister, Austrian counterpart discuss ways to boost bilateral ties    Tokyo Olympics: Limited local fans allowed to attend but no cheering    Saudi, Indian ministries sign historic MoU on yoga cooperation    Minister of Sports unveils 'Nafes' platform to boost private sector investment in Saudi Arabia    RSIFF celebrates Saudi Cinema Nights in Jeddah on June 16–17    "Scripts and Calligraphy: A Timeless Journey" Exhibition Begins to Receive Visitors Today    $10 million Red Sea Fund to back over 100 projects    Saudi Music Commission Dedicates Patriotic Song to Green Falcons    Indian man believed to have headed 'world's largest family' dies    Ministry of Health: People With Obesity are Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Infections    Saudi National Team Beats Singaporean Counterpart 3-0 in FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers    Saudi National Shooting Team Wins Gold, Silver Medals in Arab Shooting Championship    Saudi U-20 Team Beats Bosnia at End of Croatian Tournament    Ithra Holds Environment Exhibit    Use of external loudspeakers at mosques to be restricted to Adhan and Iqamat-ul-salah    From whom do we take Shariah? How do we get legitimacy?    Welcome to beautiful Ramadan customs    Vaccination does not invalidate fasting, says UAE Fatwa Council    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Australian man escapes crocodile by prizing jaws off his head
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 28 - 01 - 2021

A "remarkably lucky" Australian man who forced a crocodile off his head by prizing open its jaws with his bare hands has managed to escape with minor injuries, paramedics said.
The 44-year-old Queensland man fought off the creature while swimming at Lake Placid, near Cairns, on Thursday.
He had puncture wounds on each side of his face but was "very, very calm" when healthcare workers arrived to treat him.
"A crocodile had bitten his head, and in his effort to remove the jaws of the crocodile he put his hands in to try and prize the jaws apart," paramedic Paul Sweeney told reporters in Cairns. "In the process of trying to remove his hands, the jaws snapped shut on his forefinger. He's a remarkably lucky gentleman."
"Just a few centimeters lower and we have major blood vessels ... had one of those been punctured then it would have been a very different story," Sweeney said.
p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_EE4F5AAF-A6DF-9DEF-184C-48704EDE226C" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px"He added that the unnamed man estimated the saltwater crocodile was between a meter and a half and two meters (4.92 feet to 6.56 feet) in length. p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_0E5C779C-E2FB-EA41-1DFA-4870D20EA7C6" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px"Sweeney said the man had been swimming in that area three times a week for about eight years. "Certainly not a place I'd choose to swim," Sweeney said, describing him as a "very fit individual" and saying "his vital signs were remarkably calm when you consider the ordeal he'd been through." p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_F7E282C2-5B03-308A-BDE9-48CF85F35530" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px""I would not be surprised if he ventured into those waters again for further exercise," Sweeney added. p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_AD211DA7-DEDE-611F-F219-4880A1C68C86" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px"The Queensland Environment Department sent a team to the site and said a "search for the crocodile responsible for the attack is now underway." p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_D11FD3E3-734A-0F45-3FC2-488131114968" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px""Once rangers are at the site, any crocodile found to be present will be targeted for removal," they said. p class="cn cn--idx-14 cn-list-hierarchical-xs cn-zoneAdContainer" data-layout="list-hierarchical-xs" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:15px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:24px; list-style:outside none none; margin-bottom:10px; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-top:0px; padding:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px" p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_130F6E28-C260-51DF-FA06-487630C6AD79" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px"Crocodile attacks in Australia are rare, but Queensland officials run a public safety campaign to alert residents to the risks of swimming or relaxing near croc-infested waters. p class="zn-body__paragraph" data-paragraph-id="paragraph_E3FE00E8-375D-0774-C60C-487F3B55B19B" style="background-color:#fefefe; box-sizing:border-box; color:#262626; font-family:CNN,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Utkal,sans-serif; font-size:1.2rem; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:300; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:1.66667; margin-bottom:15px; margin-right:0px; text-align:justify; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px"In 2019, a Queensland fisherman narrowly escaped an attack by poking a crocodile in the eye.And last year, a massive 14-foot crocodile was captured at a tourist spot in neighboring Northern Territory.


Clic here to read the story from its source.