Woman killed in NT croc attack
A WOMAN has been attacked and killed by a saltwater crocodile while fishing with family in the Northern Territory.
A group of about seven women and children were fishing and collecting mussels in waist-deep water in a billabong when splashing was heard.
The group noticed the woman had disappeared, leaving the bucket she was using. The woman’s body and the crocodile were found just before 5pm, less than one kilometre from the scene.
The crocodile was destroyed by local indigenous rangers. The crocodile attack occurred about 10am near Gan Gan in East Arnhem Land. The woman worked as an Aboriginal ranger in the local Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected Area.