Publishedduration33 minutes agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightCam Faustimage captionKev Joiner and Cam Faust heard the man crying for help while laying crab traps near Darwin

Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found clinging to trees over a crocodile-infested swamp in northern Australia.

Kev Joiner and Cam Faust stumbled across the man in East Point near the city of Darwin on Sunday.

The friends were laying crab traps when they heard the man crying for help, clinging to the branches of mangroves.

They said the man begged them for water and said he had been out there for four days, living off snails.

Australian TV network 9News said the 40-year-old man had allegedly breached bail for armed robbery.

"We didn't believe him at first," Mr Faust told the BBC. "Then we realised he was in a bad way and done himself a mischief and were like oh, we better help him."