Man bitten by crocodile near popular campsite

A man has been bitten in the leg by a salt water crocodile near a popular remote campground in the WA Kimberley.

Kyle Hutchinson was walking with friends when he faced the predator.

He was left with six deep wounds near his knee, which he said came from a five-foot-long saltwater crocodile.

He was walking with friends near Buttons Crossing – north of Kununurra close to the Northern Territory border and eight hours southwest of Darwin – when he stepped into a deep puddle and felt a searing pain.

A car trunk was converted into a makeshift hospital bed while onlookers performed first aid.

Hutchison was rushed to Kununurra District Hospital.

Kyle Hutchinson was walking with friends when he encountered the predator, he said. (Nine)
A man has been bitten on the leg by a saltwater crocodile near a popular remote campground in the WA Kimberley.  Kyle Hutchinson was out walking with friends when he came face to face with the predator.
Doctors were amazed that all of the wounds were missing tendons and vital arteries. (Nine)

Doctors were amazed that all of the wounds were missing tendons and vital arteries.

Just two hours after his ordeal, local Kimberley made his way to the pub with friends.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is investigating and encourages reporting of all attacks.

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