Body of Indigenous ranger found after crocodile attack in Northern Territory

Body of Indigenous ranger found after crocodile attack in Northern Territory

The woman was attacked while on the job about 10 this morning near the community of Gangan, about 206km south west of Yirrkala.

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

"They heard some splashing".

The ranger's body and the crocodile were found just before 5pm less than one kilometre from the scene of the attack.

An Aboriginal ranger has been taken by a crocodile in a remote area of Australia, say workplace safety officials.

Police worked with local rangers and the community to search nearby waterways for the woman.

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Police later confirmed that a body had been recovered.

Police were on their way to the scene where a woman was taken by a crocodile in the Northern Territory.

"There's been no confirmation that there's been a croc attack", she said.

'Any death is traumatic, our thoughts are with family and relatives, ' Police Commander Tony Fuller told reporters.

The incident occurred at about 10am Friday and is being investigated by NT WorkSafe.

Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded since they were declared a protected species in 1971, with recent attacks reigniting debate about controlling them.

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