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Woman snatched by crocodile in Queensland

Police are still trying to locate the woman.

A British woman was snatched by a crocodile during a late-night swim in far-north Queensland yesterday.

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Police say the 46-year-old woman was swimming with a friend at Thornton Beach at Daintree, north of Cairns around 10pm on Sunday.

“Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn’t able to do that,” Senior Constable Russell Parker told ABC Radio.

Witnesses report hearing the woman yell “a croc’s got me, a croc’s got me,” 9News reports.

A search including water police and SES volunteers began at first light to try to locate the woman.

The victim’s friend was taken to hospital suffering shock and grazes.

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