Hopes are fading that a nine-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile at a remote Northern Territory swimming spot will be found alive.
Adults threw spears at the animal but it responded by dragging the boy into deeper water.
A police spokesman said the search would likely continue throughout Sunday afternoon but grave fears were held for the boy.
“Not too many people come away from a crocodile attack, I’m afraid,” he said.
Reports say the reptile was spotted on Sunday and fired on twice.