Yoann Galeran
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Man escapes 'head-seizing' crocodile

A French fisherman has managed to fight off a crocodile in waters off northern Australia.

Yoann Galeran was swimming out to retrieve a dinghy moored offshore when the animal grabbed him around the the neck and head.

He needed stitches for bite wounds on his head, neck and shoulders.

Yoann Galeran, 29, said he was "very lucky" to have survived the attack.

  • 22 Apr 2013
  • From the section Asia