Two fishermen and a boy rescued from fang infested Northern Territory river

Two Northern Territory fishermen and a boy have been rescued from a crocodile-infested river after their message in the sand was spotted by a search plane crew.

The trio wrote ‘3 All Safe’ on the bank of the Daly River, about 220km southwest of Darwin, on Thursday after their boat capsized in rough weather.

The men and the seven-year-old also activated their emergency beacon about 11am and the territory’s police air wing unit was sent to search for the group.

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Two Northern Territory fishermen and a boy have been rescued from a crocodile-infested river after their message in the sand was spotted by a search plane crew
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The trio wrote ‘3 All Safe’ on the bank of the Daly River, about 220km southwest of Darwin, on Thursday after their boat capsized in rough weather

It found them soon afterwards after spotting the message in the sand.

‘The boaters had written a message in the sand for rescuers, indicating they were all safe,’ a police spokesman said on Friday.

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