Crocodile kills wildlife ranger in Arnhem Land, north Australia

A salt water crocodile also called a saltie or estuarine crocodile shows its teeth

A salt water crocodile also called a saltie or estuarine crocodile shows its teeth

A woman has been attacked and killed by a saltwater crocodile while fishing with family in the Northern Territory.

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

Authorities later found the body of the woman and the crocodile, about a half-mile from where she disappeared.

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

Officers from Lake Evella and Nhulunbuy worked with local rangers and community members to search nearby waterways for the woman.

Police say they do not yet know the condition or identity of the victim.




EARLIER: A FEMALE ranger has been taken by a crocodile in front of stunned onlookers in a remote region of the Northern Territory.

The attack occurred at around 10:30am on Friday at Gan Gan, a remote community in the Northern Territory.

It took police three hours to get to the billabong the group of seven women and children were at in east Arnem land today, near Gan Gan, about 128m south west of Yirrkala.

NT WorkSafe confirmed it was investigating the incident.

A CareFlight spokeswoman said they were not tasked to the missing persons case.

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