Mick Curwen at the deputy mayor's luncheon for Kids In Crisis at RACV Resort, Noosa Heads.
Mick Curwen at the deputy mayor's luncheon for Kids In Crisis at RACV Resort, Noosa Heads.

Noosa man still smiling after crocodile attack on the reef

MICK Curwen still has a sense of humour after being attacked by a crocodile while snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef last week.

The Noosa man underwent surgery to treat several puncture wounds on Friday, after he was bitten by a 2.5m long saltwater crocodile, The Cairns Post reported.

On Saturday the 57-year-old posted a picture to his Facebook page, showing Crocodile Dundee hugging a huge croc with Mr Curwen's face superimposed over Paul Hogan's. 

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When a friend joked "Where's your other arm Mick?" Mr Curwen replied "Still attached, lucky man".

Mr Curwen was reportedly snorkelling with a group at Lizard Island on Wednesday evening when the crocodile grabbed his elbow.

He escaped by shining a diving torch into the croc's eyes and rushing back to the resort.

The animal was euthanised by rangers on Thursday.


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