Body recovered in remote crocodile attack

Police have recovered the body of an Aboriginal woman who was snatched by a crocodile in a remote part of the Northern Territory this morning.

Officers from the Lake Evella and Nhulunbuy commands travelled by boat and road to the GanGan outstation located in East Arnhem.

They worked with local rangers and members of the community searching nearby waterways and bushland.

A woman was taken by a crocodile while fishing in remote Arnhem Land this morning.

A woman was taken by a crocodile while fishing in remote Arnhem Land this morning.

The crocodile and the woman’s body were found at 5pm this evening. 

She was found less than a kilometre from where the crocodile took her.

The woman was fishing with her family, a group of seven women and children, approximately 206 kilometres south west of Yirrkala.

It is not known if the woman, who is a ranger, was on duty at the time but the alarm was raised when the group heard splashing then realised she was missing.

They found the woman’s bucket left on the bank with her nowhere in sight.

She was fishing in waist-deep water when the attack happened.

A workplace safety investigation has been launched.

The crocodile was destroyed by local Indigenous rangers and the woman’s body has been recovered.

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