via Man killed by croc on Kariba tributary | The Zimbabwean 8 July 2014
Mac Bailey was killed by a crocodile last Sunday as he pulled his fishing yacht up the Gache Gache River bank on Lake Kariba.
The incident occurred close to Gache Gache Lodge, behind Bird Island, according to a co-owner of the place, Pat Townsend.
While the police could not be reached for a comment, a team that was dispatched to the scene located the crocodile, measuring about 4.2 metres, and shot it, Townsend said.
The police and Parks and Wildlife reaction teams also attended the scene. Townsend warned visitors to the area to be cautious to avoid similar incidents.
“Please let this be a serious wake up call to everyone who goes to Kariba. The crocs are brazen and follow boats, even houseboats. We hope that as there are plenty fish now, that they don’t need to attack people, but don’t tempt fate,” she said.
She advised tourists taking boat cruises and their children not to reach out into the water as they ran the danger of being attacked by the crocodiles.