Yoann Galeran, a deckhand on an Australian fishing boat, was swimming out to retrieve a dinghy when a saltwater crocodile attacked him.

Galeran felt the crocodile grab him by the head and try to pull him deep into the water. He wrestled with the croc, punched it in the head and neck and was able to swim away to safety.

He had bite marks to his head, neck, and shoulders but recovered in the hospital.

“I didn’t think about dying,” he said. “I only thought about fighting to stay alive.”

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