Woman taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

12 Octobre, 2018, 15:55 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau

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 attack happened this morning at approximately 10am.

Officers from Lake Evella and Nhulunbuy worked with local rangers and community members to search nearby waterways for the woman.

The woman was taken by the crocodile at Gan Gan, East Arnhem.

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Earlier this morning a woman was reported missing from a remote community in East Arnhem Land with unconfirmed reports she may have been attacked by a crocodile. Local wildlife rangers killed the crocodile.

It took police three hours to get to the billabong the group of seven women and children were at in east Arnem land today, near Gan Gan, about 128m south west of Yirrkala.

NT WorkSafe confirmed it was investigating the incident.

CareFlight, which is usually tasked to assist with medical situations in remote locations, at this stage is not attending the scene. A CareFlight spokeswoman said the organisation had been stood down from responding as information supplied to them indicated the person was missing.

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