Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack

Posted:

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Police say a woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws during a late night swim off a northeast Australian beach.

Police Senior Constable Russell Parker said the pair were in waist-deep water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland state when the 46-year-old woman was taken by the crocodile at 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday.

Parker told Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Monday: "Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety but she just wasn't able to do that."

He says a rescue helicopter fitted with thermal imaging equipment failed to find any trace of the missing woman Sunday night.

The search resumed Monday with a helicopter, boat and land-based search teams.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Trump, top Iran diplomat trade threats as US decision nears

    Trump, top Iran diplomat trade threats as US decision nears

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:11:52 GMT
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is warning the Trump administration that pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises.More >>
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is warning the Trump administration that pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises.More >>
  • Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

    Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:11:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. David Ake). A glossy magazine about Saudi Arabia is photographed in Washington, Monday April 23, 2018. The mystery behind the origins of a the pro-Saudi magazine that showed up on U.S. newsstands is growing amid revelations that the Saudi ...(AP Photo/J. David Ake). A glossy magazine about Saudi Arabia is photographed in Washington, Monday April 23, 2018. The mystery behind the origins of a the pro-Saudi magazine that showed up on U.S. newsstands is growing amid revelations that the Saudi ...
    The mystery behind the origins of a fawning pro-Saudi magazine that laid down a red carpet for Crown Prince Mohammed's visit.More >>
    The mystery behind the origins of a fawning pro-Saudi magazine that laid down a red carpet for Crown Prince Mohammed's visit.More >>
  • UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans abroad

    UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans abroad

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:11:43 GMT
    The father of a terminally ill British toddler says the child is surviving after being taken off life support, surprising doctors who had argued he should be allowed to die.More >>
    The father of a terminally ill British toddler says the child is surviving after being taken off life support, surprising doctors who had argued he should be allowed to die.More >>
Powered by Frankly