Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016
It was about 10:30 pm, when the Australian tourist decided to take a dip in the water, infested with crocodiles, along with another female friend. The two women were visiting the Daintree National Park in northern Queensland State for a vacation.
The woman was attacked in waist deep water and was shouting for help saying, “A croc’s got me, a croc’s got me.”
Russell Parker, the police spokesman said, “We would hold grave fears for the welfare of the woman. Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn’t able to do that. They had been walking along the beach and they’ve decided to go for a swim just in waist-deep water at Thornton Beach and probably a very nice, clear night, but obviously may not have been aware of the dangers.”
The other lady tried to grab her friend and drag her towards the shore after the attack but unfortunately, she could not overpower the crocodile. She ran to a nearby business establishment and raised alarm afterwards.
Although the search resumed on Monday morning, still the woman is feared to be dead as the rescue helicopters with thermal imaging equipment failed to find her. Her friend is under treatment for shock at this moment.
This is the second time in this month, when crocodile attack in that area was reported. Earlier an old man threw spark plugs to get rid of crocodiles, after his boat capsized.