RANGER KILLED BY CROCODILE
THE body of an Aboriginal ranger who was attacked by a crocodile in a remote part of northern Australia has been recovered, authorities said yesterday.
Northern Territory police commander Tony Fuller said the female ranger had been collecting mussels with her family in a stream in Arnhem Land, about 800km east of Darwin, when she went missing.
Northern Territory police and fire and emergency services confirmed that the ranger’s body and the crocodile were found less than a kilometre from the stream.
“The crocodile was destroyed by local indigenous rangers and the woman’s body was recovered,” authorities said in a media release.
The employment safety watchdog Northern Territory Worksafe said it had commenced an investigation into the incident. |