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Elderly fisherman wrestles with crocodile, stabs reptile to escape

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2014 | 1:08 PM

Deon Green, Gleaner Writer

YALLAHS, St Thomas:

An elderly fisherman is now nursing wounds he received in a crocodile attack in Yallahs, St Thomas yesterday.

It is reported that about 10 a.m, 64-year-old Roy Williams had just finished fishing at the mouth of the Yallahs River when he went to wash his hands.

Williams says as he approached the river, a crocodile grabbed his right hand and pulled him under the water.

The elderly man says he struggled with the reptile before it resurfaced with him.

Williams says it was at that time he pulled a knife from a bag on his back and stabbed the croc in its eye.

The reptile immediately released Williams.

Williams was taken to private medical facility for treatment and returned with a heavily bandaged hand.

"Mi don't know how mi escape," Williams said.

"It was my lucky day."

He also pointed to injuries on his ankle received in the attack.


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