MP Blames ‘Human Stupidity’ For Suspected Fatal Croc Attack

By : Alex Mays |


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A tourist has gone missing after being attacked by a crocodile during a late night swim with a friend in Australia.

The 46-year-old was swimming with a friend in the shallow waters of Thornton Beach in Daintree National Park, Queensland when she screamed ‘a croc’s got me’ and vanished into the water at around 10.30pm last night.

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Her friend, 47, reportedly tried to pull the victim from the crocodile’s jaws but couldn’t save her. She is currently in hospital being treated for shock and a graze to her arm inflicted as the crocodile brushed against her.

Police have suggested that the two women were not locals and may not have known the beach was a crocodile habitat.

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

To try and find the body, officers deployed a helicopter with thermal imaging, but the search was unsuccessful.

Warren Enstch of the Australian Parliament branded the incident as ‘human stupidity’, adding: “If you go in swimming at 10 o’clock at night, you’re going to get consumed.”

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The search for her body will continue today.


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