Policeman attacked by 3m crocodile | NEWS.com.au: "A POLICEMAN'S wife rescued her husband after a monster crocodile clamped its jaws around his head and shoulders while he snorkelled in the Torres Strait.
Thursday Island Police Sergeant Jeff Tanswell, 37, was attacked on a reef 15 metres from the shore off Adolphus Island about 12.30pm (AEST) today.
The crocodile, reported to be more than three metres long, pulled the policeman under then swam into deeper water when they both surfaced.
His wife Jane, a senior constable on Thursday Island, managed to position their boat between her husband and the croc and drag him to safety.
The couple were on the reef with two other off duty police officers.
'He was attacked from behind by the crocodile which grabbed him by the head and shoulders and pulled him under the water,' a police spokesman said.
'Both surfaced again shortly afterward and the crocodile then swam away from him into deeper water.
'Jane Tanswell then positioned their boat between her husband and the crocodile and assisted him into their boat.
'She then immediately picked up the other people who were still in the water.'"