Woman killed in NT croc at­tack

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT -

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.

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