A water baptism at Lake Abaya, in southern Ethiopia went terribly wrong when the Pastor was taken by a crocodile.
Pastor Docho Eshete was baptizing at least 80 members of his Protestant church at the lake that was well known to have many crocodiles, when one jumped from the water to grab him.
“He baptized the first person and he passed on to another one,” a local BBC. “All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor.”
Policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said that despite efforts from residents, fisherman and the congregation to save Kanko — the pastor died from injuries on his legs, back and hands.
The crocodile escaped while fishing nets were used to prevent it from taking the pastor’s dead body.
The crocodile has yet to be caught.