A 19-YEAR-OLD man is lucky to be enjoying the festive season after he put his life in danger by taking a dip in croc-infested water.
Zach Klein told Nine News he was out fishing with mates at a crossing at Marrakai Creek last week when he decided to wade through chest-deep water with his fishing rod in an effort to reach a more exclusive fishing spot.
He said the risk would have been worth it if he had caught a $10,000 barra. The photos, since taken down, were also posted to a closed Facebook page but drew criticism from members, who called it foolish. It isn’t the first time the teenager has undertaken risky behaviour either, after he took an inflatable boat on the Howard River with a friend and went fishing.