An 18-year-old in Australia wanted to win a date with a girl, so he did something few others would try: he jumped into a crocodile-infested river.
According to 9 News, Lee De Paauw had been drinking with British tourist Sophie Paterson when he was dared by friends to jump into the Johnstone River to win a date with Paterson.
De Paauw believed that native Australians, rather than tourists, were less likely to be eaten by crocodiles, so he confidently took the plunge.
As it turns out, his theory was wrong and his friends and Paterson watched as a 10 foot crocodile grabbed him by the arm and dragged him 6 meters away.
Luckily, De Paauw was able to use his free arm to punch the reptile in the eye and escape alive.
Paterson spoke about the attack, saying:
““It all happened very fast, pretty much as soon as he jumped in, there was splashing and screaming…..I’ve never heard a guy scream like that. There was a lot of blood, a lot of bone.”
Despite needing to recover in the hospital for broken bones and gauge marks, De Paauw does not regret what he did because he won his date. He said:
“It was all worth it. She’s beautiful, caring and kind.”
What are your thoughts? Would you ever jump into a crocodile-filled lake to impress someone? Let us know in the comments!