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Report: 12-year-old attacked and taken by crocodile, now missing

12-year-old missing after being attacked and taken by crocodile in remote town of Palumpa, Australia

The tranquil town of Palumpa in Australia has been shaken by a recent incident involving a missing 12-year-old child who was reportedly attacked and taken by a crocodile while swimming in a creek. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m. local time, has sparked a massive search effort by authorities in the remote community.

Authorities were alerted to the situation after receiving reports of the missing child who was last seen swimming at Mango Creek. Initial reports indicated that the child had been attacked by a crocodile. Despite the efforts of community members and police officers, the child has yet to be located.

A search and rescue team has been deployed to the area, with officers from Wadeye providing assistance in the search efforts. The situation is still ongoing, with Senior Sgt. Erica Gibson expressing the authorities’ thoughts and concerns for the family and community during this difficult time.

The Northern Territory, where the incident took place, is known for being home to the world’s largest population of wild crocodiles, with over 100,000 of the predators living in the area. While attacks on humans are rare, officials emphasize the importance of staying cautious around crocodiles and avoiding any interactions with them in the wild.

As the search for the missing child continues, the community remains on edge, hoping for a positive outcome in this harrowing situation.

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