RANGER KILLED BY CROCODILE

Saturday Star - - WORLD -

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. |

dpa

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