Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Derby: Men hide from crocs overnight

Four men spent the night perched in mangrove trees to avoid crocodiles after their dinghy overturned on Sunday.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

A helicopter was able to rescue them during a break in the weather on Monday morning.

The West Australian [read this story]

Police say they are lucky to be alive, and should never have gone fishing in such bad weather.

A Dornier search aircraft, send to find them from Darwin, had had to turn back because of the storms.

ABC [read this story]

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