Wildlife ranger killed by crocodile in northern Australia

The countryside around Gan Gan in East Arnhem land where a female ranger is said to have been taken by a crocodile today

The countryside around Gan Gan in East Arnhem land where a female ranger is said to have been taken by a crocodile today

NT POLICE have recovered a woman's body after she was taken by a saltwater crocodile on Friday morning.

The attack happened this morning at approximately 10am.

The group, which was comprised of about seven women and children noticed she was missing when they heard a commotion, and realised her bucket was floating in the water.

Police found her body at around 5:00 p.m. less than half a mile from the lake. Rangers killed the crocodile.

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

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"NT WorkSafe has been notified that a female Aboriginal Ranger has been taken by a crocodile", a statement issued by the government organization read.

The crocodile, which is known to have stalked other people living in the east of Arnhem Land, struck at about 10.30am.

A report into the circumstances around the death will be prepared by police for the coroner and NT WorkSafe spokesman is also investigating, a spokesman said.

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

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