Crocodile called Michael Jackson shot after man killed

A 57-year-old man was killed by a 15ft crocodile in front of his wife while the couple fished in a northern Australian river notorious for the deadly predators.

The man, whose name has not been released, entered the Adelaide River to unsnag his line when he was taken by the saltwater crocodile, Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Jo Foley said.

ITV News cannot independently verify this footage, which purports to show the crocodile in question:

The woman did not see her husband taken, but heard "a scream and then turned around and saw a tail splashing in the water," the officer said.

According to the Australian Broadcast Corporation, the crocodile locals call Michael Jackson, was shot after the victim's body was found.