They only succeeded by throwing their nets into the water to stop the croc carrying it away.
Lake Abaya is Ethiopia's second largest lake and is known for having a large crocodile population.
Those at the ceremony prevented the pastor's body being taken by the crocodile who escaped. Nile crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh more than 2,200 pounds.
Democrats, GOP locked in primary battles in 8 states Tuesday
Villaraigosa was in a distant third as of 10:35 p.m. with 11.3 percent of the vote, according to the state's polling numbers. The county's registrar-recorder's office says registered voters can cast provisional ballots in Tuesday's primary election.
Conservationists say crocodile attacks are common throughout parts of Africa, where the animals live close to humans, according to the Telegraph.
Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain
Interpol had previously refused to enforce a similar 2013 sentence for Browder, deeming it "predominantly political in nature". Browder said he was going to talk to Grinda "about the huge amount of money from the Magnitsky case that flowed to Spain".
Leroy Sané left out of Germany World Cup squad
To Belgium next, and the biggest story from the squad is that Michy Batshuayi has been proclaimed fit to make the final 23. The 22-year-old played a crucial part in Manchester City's record-breaking Premier League title win last season.
Why Oil Markets Should Fear Trump's Trade War
The Manitoba Chamber of Commerce said our province exports about $10 billion worth of goods and services to the US every year. Trudeau said he would seek out Trump at the meeting of the G-7 leaders this week in Quebec to discuss trade issues.
Storylines to Watch Out for Ahead of the NBA Finals
He logged all 48 minutes in Sunday's Game 7 win over the Celtics , in which he scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists. Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the National Basketball Association finals.
American Idol Season 16 Just Announced Its Big Winner
In overly dramatic American Idol fashion, Ryan Seacrest announced Maddie Poppe as the victor of this year's singing competition. Afterward, Katy Perry told People , " You can't write this stuff " and "this is just divine intervention, honey".