Friday, 19 October, 2018

Body found after female ranger killed by croc

Jeannette Daniel | 12 October, 2018, 15:53

The Aboriginal ranger was snatched by the crocodile at the East Arnhem outstation of Gan Gan about 206km southwest of Yirrkala at about 10am on Friday.

An Aboriginal ranger has been taken by a crocodile in a remote area of Australia, say workplace safety officials.

Police said it was not yet clear what type of crocodile had taken the woman.

Gan Gan is a five-hour drive down a dirt track, which is the only major road in East Arnhem, from Yirrkala.

Yirrkala is 18km south east of Nhulunbuy.

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NT WorkSafe has started an investigation into the incident.

The body of an indigenous women was recovered by Australian police Friday (Oct 12) following a reported crocodile attack in a remote part of the country's north.

Initial reports from St John Ambulance indicated the woman was attacked by a saltwater crocodile some time this morning.

Police Commander Tony Fuller said the woman was fishing and collecting mussels in the billabong with some family members about 10.30am when they noticed she was missing.

CareFlight, which is usually tasked to assist with medical situations in remote locations, did not attend the scene.

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