Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

'Mum, a Croc's Got My Arm!'; Local Teen Films Attack in Gorge in Remote Queensland

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

'Mum, a Croc's Got My Arm!'; Local Teen Films Attack in Gorge in Remote Queensland

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Byline: Alina Rylko

NOBBYS Creek teen Westen Frankland captured part of his terrifying crocodile attack last weekend on the Go Pro camera he was carrying.

The attack on the 13-year-old Tweed Valley College student happened when he was holidaying with his family in Lawn Hill Gorge, north-west Queensland, last weekend.

"I was swimming and he came out from behind a waterfall and all I saw was this big jaw, wide open, and all these pointy teeth coming at me," Westen said.

"He just latched onto my left hand and then let go. I was shocked; it didn't even click to feel the pain.

"I quickly got back to the boat and actually, then, it hurt. I felt like I could see the bite, but I only felt the pain afterwards."

The 2m croc swam to a nearby rock, while Westen scrambled back to his mum and dad in the canoe.

"All of a sudden he just leapt into the canoe, crying and screaming, and said 'a croc got me!'," Sharele Frankland said.

"We didn't know the extent of it, but I knew it was a fresh water croc so it wasn't as big as other crocs. …

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