Published: Sat, October 13, 2018

Woman snatched by crocodile in Australia while fishing with kids

Woman snatched by crocodile in Australia while fishing with kids

The attack happened this morning at approximately 10am.

A woman has been attacked and killed by a saltwater crocodile while fishing with family in the Northern Territory.

Police found her body at around 5:00 p.m. less than half a mile from the lake.

Fuller said the woman had been in waist-deep water when she was taken, and whether she was working as a wildlife ranger at the time would form part of the police investigation.

The crocodile was destroyed by local Indigenous rangers.

The female park ranger who was declared missing after being taken by a crocodile has been found dead.


The indigenous woman was attacked in a remote area 206 kilometers (128 miles) southwest of the community of Yirrkala, NT WorkSafe said.

NT WorkSafe confirmed it was investigating the incident.

The woman was attacked while on the job about 10 this morning near the community of Gangan, about 206km south west of Yirrkala.

CareFlight, which is usually tasked to assist with medical situations in remote locations, did not attend the scene.

A CareFlight spokeswoman said they were not tasked to the missing persons case.

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