30 May '16, 3am

Crocodile grabs woman during night swim at Thornton Beach, northern Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) - A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile following a late night swim with a friend at a beach in northern Australia, police said on Monday (May 30). The women, both aged in their 40s, went for a stroll on Thornton Beach on Sunday evening in the far north of Queensland state before making a fateful decision to go for a dip in an area known to be infested with crocodiles. "The woman was swimming with a female friend, also in her 40s, at 10.30pm when the incident occurred," the police said in statement. Senior Constable Russell Parker added that the women, believed to be Australian tourists visiting the area, were in the water when one of them was grabbed, with her friend desperately trying to drag her to safety. "They decided to take a swim in the ocean just in waist-deep water and at that point, we believe that a crocodile has taken one of the ...

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