Grace, her boyfriend Adam and her younger sister Lee are on holiday in Northern Australia and decide to take a river tour with Jim, their guide.
As they drift into a mangrove swamp their boat is suddenly capsized and in the ensuing panic Jim disappears. Realising they've been attacked by a crocodile, Adam pulls Grace to the safety of a tree
whilst Lee clings on top of the overturned boat. Adam and Grace frantically try and manoeuvre Lee and the boat to the tree but it is stuck firmly. Finally, Lee braves the water and manages to join the others.
With no other option, Grace decides to explore the swamp by climbing from tree to tree and reaches the edge of the mangroves only to discover they are surrounded by water. On her way back she is attracted to a splashing sound and discovers grisly evidence that Jim has been devoured by the croc. By now the group is restless and sees no alternative than to head for the boat, entering the dark and murky water; but just as they reclaim the boat the croc strikes, leaving one mutilated body nearby as a gruesome warning to the survivors. Night comes with a lightning storm but no rain and nothing to drink.
Next morning, tired and exhausted, they resolve to try and reach the boat again. As they near possible safety, the beast slowly rises out of the water in front of them and attacks, leaving one badly injured and bleeding and the other with the realisation that she alone must fight the relentless predator.
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