A 47-Year-Old Woman Has Been Taken By A Crocodile In Australia

The victim felt a “nudge” then screamed, police said.

A 46-year-old tourist was attacked by a crocodile while swimming at a beach in far north Queensland's Daintree National Park in Australia on Sunday evening.

A 46-year-old tourist was attacked by a crocodile while swimming at a beach in far north Queensland's Daintree National Park in Australia on Sunday evening.

Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty Images

Her 47-year-old friend reportedly tried to pull the victim from the crocodile's jaws but couldn't save her. The friend is currently in hospital being treated for shock.

Neil Noble from the Queensland Ambulance Service told the ABC the pair "felt a nudge" before the 46-year-old woman "started to scream and then was dragged into the water".

"The whole of Cairns and up into the Cape is known for its large crocodiles," he said. "Certainly one has to be very careful around our waterways. Stay well away from the water when you can, especially when you can't see."

This morning, federal member for Leichhardt in Queensland, Warren Entsch, called the event an avoidable tragedy.

This morning, federal member for Leichhardt in Queensland, Warren Entsch, called the event an avoidable tragedy.

"You can't legislate against human stupidity," he told AAP. "This is a tragedy but it was avoidable. There are warning signs everywhere up there."

"If you go in swimming at 10 o'clock at night, you're going to get consumed".

Facebook: WarrenEntschMP


View Entire List ›