Woman taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

The Aboriginal ranger was taken by the crocodile at Gan Gan about 206km south west of Yirrkala

SUPPLIED The Aboriginal ranger was taken by the crocodile at Gan Gan about 206km south west of Yirrkala

A woman has been killed by a crocodile while out fishing with her family in the Northern Territory in Australia.

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

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

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Gan Gan is a five-hour drive down a dirt track, which is the only major road in East Arnhem, from Yirrkala.

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The crocodile was destroyed by local Indigenous rangers.

The Aboriginal ranger was taken by the crocodile about 206km south west of Yirrkala, has not been seen since and police are on their way to the scene, an NT WorkSafe spokesman said.

"NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the incident".

The corporation have closed their office since they first reported the attack to NT WorkSafe.

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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