Police and rangers are searching for a boy believed to have been taken by a crocodile from a swimming hole at Kakadu National Park.

The search will continue in the Kakadu National Park today for a 12-year-old boy who’s believed to have been taken by a crocodile.

Police say another boy, also 12, swimming in the billabong was bitten by a crocodile.

Police and Park Rangers started the search and rescue mission by land and boat after being alerted to the incident at Kakadu National Park yesterday afternoon.

Acting Commander Michael White say police believe the missing boy was taken by a crocodile as he and a number of other young boys were swimming in the billabong.