Wildlife ranger killed by crocodile in northern Australia

Lester Mason
October 13, 2018

The indigenous woman was attacked in a remote area 206 kilometers (128 miles) southwest of the community of Yirrkala, NT WorkSafe said.

The crocodile, which is known to have stalked other people living in the east of Arnhem Land, struck at about 10.30am.

A woman was killed by a "problem crocodile" while fishing with her family in a remote stretch of northern Australia.

It took police three hours to get to the lake the group of seven women and children were at in east Arnem on Friday.

"Any death is traumatic, our thoughts are with family and relatives", Police Commander Tony Fuller told reporters.

"They heard some splashing".

Police found her body about 5pm less than a mile from the scene.

The crocodile was destroyed by local rangers and the woman's body was recovered.

The woman is believed to be part of the Yirralka Rangers programme, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

The incident occurred at about 10am Friday and is being investigated by NT WorkSafe.

Crocodile attacks claimed 14 lives in the Northern Territory between 2005 and 2014, according to research published past year.

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