1 Jun 2016

Woman feared dead after Queensland croc attack

1:20 pm on 1 June 2016

A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile in far north Queensland

The police say the 46-year-old visitor was swimming with a friend at Thornton Beach in the Daintree National Park last night.

They say the women were waist-deep in the water when one of them was taken by the crocodile.

There had been reports of a five-metre crocodile in the area.

A rescue helicopter last night used thermal imaging equipment to try to locate the woman, but could not find her.

A large-scale search began at first light this morning.