A PLUMBER miraculously survived a crocodile attack after his friend jumped on the beast — and PUNCHED it in the head.
The man, who was on a shooting trip, had gone to wash his dogs in a river when the 13ft croc lunged at him and grabbed his leg.
The brute then tried to drag him under the water at the Adelaide River, in Australia’s Northern Territory, 70 miles south of regional capital Darwin.
But his brave pal wrestled with the monster to free him from its grip.
The man, who was not named, has not been able to return to work since the attack last Monday.
A spokesman at the Royal Darwin Hospital said he was admitted for a few days.
Adelaide River is known for its large population of huge saltwater crocodiles.
They routinely jump out of the water to grab meat dangling from the sides of tourist boats.
There have been two similar attacks in the region in the past six months.
In March, a girl, five, was attacked by a 7ft-long croc.
A week earlier, a 45-year-old man was attacked when he was out diving.
He survived after being pulled back into a boat by his mates.