Monday, 17 December, 2018

Female ranger taken by crocodile in remote Northern Territory

The countryside around Gan Gan in East Arnhem land where a female ranger is said to have been taken by a crocodile today Female ranger 'taken' by crocodile in Northern Territory
Jeannette Daniel | 12 October, 2018, 14:40

A woman has been attacked by a crocodile in remote Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

The attack happened at 10am this morning approximately 206 kilometres south west of Yirrkala.

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

Yirrkala is 18km south east of Nhulunbuy.

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.

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"NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the incident", it said in a statement.

Initial reports from St John Ambulance indicated the woman was attacked by a saltwater crocodile some time this morning. News.com.au understands police are enroute via dirt road to the area to conduct a search but were at least a few hours away mid afternoon Friday.

CareFlight, which is usually tasked to assist with medical situations in remote locations, at this stage is not attending the scene.

A family member noticed her missing, they said, after hearing some splashing.

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