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The Daly River Swimming Club


I was supposed to update you guys about my Adelaide River cruise but that will have to wait till tomorrow as this story is gold 😉

A week or so ago 2 men found themselves in a very undesirable situation. They were fishing in the Daly River , NT not far from Darwin when the little fishing boat they were in capsized. They were stuck clinging on to the boat which they could not flip back over for 20 minutes before being rescued. Not such a bad situation except for the fact the Daly is home to some bloody big crocs .

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Croc caught in the Daly river late last year , pic NTnew.com.au

In fact at first these blokes were under the impression that the boat capsized due to hitting a log .. well it turns out that log may of  been a 3.5 meter Salt water croc who after the incident was found badly injured further up the river. It was shot by the police ( yay a win for us ! these crocs have been taking local pets lately , I want them gone !!).

After being rescued by local fisho’s the two men were awarded lifetime member ships to the Daly River Swimming Club – the only club in the world no one actually wants to be a part of !!

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Keith Hollingworth and John Hotchkis – pic http://www.ntnews.com.au

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Categories: Australian, boat, bush, crocs, Darwin, entertainment, fishing, Only in the Territory, WTF | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “The Daly River Swimming Club

  1. 3.5 meters? Holy shit! “Undesirable situation,” indeed!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  2. I know ! Next month Im planning on going to Goat Island which is 24kms up the Adelaide river .. Im hoping I dont run into any “logs” ! Xx Kel

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