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Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner’s Findings and recommendations regarding the death of Mr William George Scott pursuant to section 46B dated 18 March 2016

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Title

Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner’s Findings and recommendations regarding the death of Mr William George Scott pursuant to section 46B dated 18 March 2016

Other title

Tabled paper 1734

Collection

Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2016-04-19

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

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See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01443

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273815

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/426262

Page content

At that moment the boat rocked. Roslyn noticed a small bow wave in the26. water as it did so. Bill stumbled and reached out with his left hand toward the motor to steady himself. A large Saltwater Crocodile rose from the water at the rear of the boat and closed its huge jaws around Bills upper left arm, shoulder and chest flicking him out of the boat. Both the crocodile and Bill disappeared beneath the water. 27. Roslyn watched it happen. She said:28. Bill was facing the bank with his back to the river, the boat rocked and I saw Bill sort of look up with a confused look on his face and I sort of expected him to say who rocked the boat but he didnt. Jo was standing next to me on the landing ... and Jo and I said something like look Billy has fallen over as if it was a bit of a joke. Bill became unbalanced and put his left arm out to the side to balance himself. Thats when I saw the crocodile come out of the water from behind the motor and grabbed Bill by the left upper arm. As the crocodile went down Bills feet sort of flicked up and out of the boat. We all screamed and then there was nothing. No splashing or disturbance in the water. 29. Joanne said: I then heard a clunking sound coming from Bills boat. I looked over and Bill had fallen down in the boat. I thought he had slipped over. He was facing the water at the back of the boat next to the outboard motor. I then saw large crocodile jaws covering Bills shoulder and he was then pulled into the water. I didnt hear Bill say anything or shout out there was no splashing he was just dragged into the water. 30. Aaron didnt see the whole incident: I was securing the blue tub to a trolley which I intended to take to the camp, about 6 to 8 metres from the waters edge. 5


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