Rum and dumber: Two best mates enjoy Bundy longnecks in a crocodile infested-river
- Two friends risked their lives when they drank rum in crocodile infested waters
- Lachlan Morgan and Beau Bromley swam in Northern Territory’s Shady Camp
- They swam for half an hour in the river home to dozens of saltwater crocodiles
A couple of mates risked their lives when they decided to enjoy a Bundy longneck while sitting in crocodile infested waters.
Lachlan Morgan, 27, and Beau Bromley, 28, were taking a dip in the notorious Shady Camp causeway in the Mary River around 200km from Darwin on Monday.
The pair sat in the water for half an hour before moving to the East Alligator River, near Cahills Crossing – which is considered to be one of the most dangerous places to swim in Australia.
Lachlan Morgan, 27, and Beau Bromley, 28, were taking a dip in the notorious Shady Camp causeway in the Mary River, NT (pictured)
‘I’m not saying (crocodiles) aren’t deadly, they are deadly, (but) they usually take off,’ Mr Morgan told NT News.
Mr Morgan said the pair were taking a break after a long day of fishing.
He wasn’t too worried sitting in the dangerous waters, saying that crocodiles were more afraid of humans than people are of them.
Both Mr Morgan and Mr Bromely made it out alive but the fishermen admitted it was ‘stupid’ and said they wouldn’t recommend it to others.
The pair sat in the river for half an hour before moving to another spot riddled with saltwater crocodiles
‘I’d hate to say I recommend it in case anyone gets hurt,’ Mr Morgan said.
‘We do it cautiously, we don’t turn our back when we get in.’
Cahills Crossing has seen several crocodile attacks within the last few decades.
In 1987, 40-year-old Kerry McLoughlin was fishing when when a saltwater crocodile lunged out of the water and decapitated him.
In January 2017, another 47-year-old man went missing before his body washed up onshore where a 3.3 metre crocodile was found nearby.
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest crocodile species in the world and some can grow up to 6.5metres.
Saltwater crocodiles are constantly spotted in the Shady Camp (pictured) causeway and are known to be aggressive to humans