Pastor Mauled by Crocodile during Baptism

Pastor Docho Eshete Dies from Crocodile Attack during Baptism

About 80 people who came to get baptized watched instead the pastor get mauled to death by a crocodile. Sunday morning, June 3rd, 2018, 45-year-old, Protestant Pastor Docho Eshete, was pronounced dead when local fishermen and a few other volunteers retrieved Eshete’s body from Lake Abaya, near Arba Minch in southern Ethiopia. Lake Abaya is well-known for being heavily populated with Nile Crocodiles.

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The Nile Crocodile is responsible for over 300 deaths in Africa.

An investigation suggests that it was more than likely that the species was the Nile Crocodile, but it is uncertain. The crocodile was tracked while carrying Eshete’s body and retrieved luckily before the crocodile escaped. This particular breed of crocodile is notorious for attacking humans and is responsible for over 300 deaths each year in Africa.

Was this a sign for those 80 people?