All she saw was a monster open it’s big mouth right before she was taken. Did she really think that swimming in crocodile infested water was a good idea at night?!
Two women went out for a quick dip but only one returned. Her friend recounts the horrible details of that night. She said as the woman was dragged away she tried desperately to free her from the creatures clutches but failed. As she heard her friend’s final words “a crocs got me!” she realized there was nothing she could do and fled the water.
‘You can’t legislate against human stupidity,’ he told AAP on Monday.
‘This is a tragedy but it was avoidable. There are warning signs everywhere up there.’
Mr Entsch said he feared the attack might spark a reactive debate about how to manage crocodiles, but people must remember the attack happened inside a national park in an area where visitors are warned about the dangers.
‘Let’s not start vendettas. It’s hard enough for some families to make a quid up there in the Daintree, showcasing crocs in their environment,’ he said.
‘People have to have some level of responsibility for their own actions.’
Earlier Senior Constable Russell Parker revealed details about the struggle which saw the 46-year-old taken away by a crocodile.
‘Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn’t able to do that,’ he told ABC radio.
‘They had been walking along the beach and they’ve decided to go for a swim … (it was) probably a very nice, clear night, but obviously (they) may not have been aware of the dangers.
‘We believe they were visiting the area and weren’t local to it,’ Mr Parker said.
The swimmer’s last words before she disappeared were ‘a croc’s got me’, Channel Nine reported.
The friend then ran to a nearby business to raise the alarm, and was taken to hospital suffering shock and grazes.
Queensland Ambulance service said the woman was extremely traumatized, having watched her friend being pulled out into the ocean.
This is stupid and totally avoidable! Who in their right minds would take the risk of going into water with crocodiles?! A search and rescue team is still looking for the missing woman, not sure why though they won’t find anything, she was a tasty snack, so unless they slice open the belly of every big bad croc in the water they won’t find her.