Sailor Jumps Ship into Croc-Infested Waters
A Pakistani sailor has reportedly jumped into crocodile infested waters off Australia while participating in the Exercise KAKADU war games.
The 23-year-old from the warship PNS Nasr has since been seen hiding in the bush. Search teams including helicopters and dogs are yet to find the man.
Defence adviser to the Pakistan High Commission in Canberra, Brigadier Muhammad Asghar has told Australia’s ABC News that it was too early to say whether the sailor had slipped into the water or jumped.
The man is likely to face disciplinary action and possible criminal charges if found guilty.
KAKADU is the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare exercise for the year and includes over 1,200 people, eight warships and 26 aircraft.