Sons fight crocodile to save father
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In an act of bravery, two brothers fought a crocodile and saved their father from the jaws of death, despite not knowing how to swim. Pravin (20) and Narendra Solanki (18) jumped into the Dhadhar river to fight the reptile when the animal seized Natwarsinh Solanki (53) by the right leg.
Natwarsinh, a farmer from Jnivadiya village in Amod taluka of Bharuch district had gone to fetch a bucket of water to start the pump at their farm.
Natwarsinh said: "I went down to fetch water as both of them did not know swimming. We were aware of the presence of crocodiles in the river but it was important to fetch water to start the pump. Before I could realise anything, the crocodile grabbed my right leg. I tried to free myself, but realised I wouldn't be able to save myself and so shouted for help."
He added, "My two sons jumped into the river and climbed on top of the animal."
He said later Pravin came forward and opened the jaws to free his leg while Narendra poked into the animal's eyes. Finally, the crocodile gave up, he said, adding "I will call this nothing but a miracle, as today I have only bite marks and some minor injuries".
Natwarsinh was taken to the SSG Hospital. He was discharged by the evening.
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