Woman ‘eaten by crocodile’ after going for late-night swim in Australia

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QUEENSLAND, Australia — Police are searching for a 46-year-old woman who is believed to have been taken by a crocodile in northern Queensland.

The woman was swimming in waist-deep water with a female friend when the incident occurred, according  to the Evening Standard.

Police said the victim’s friend had tried to save her.

“Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn’t able to do that,” a police spokesman said.

“They had been walking along the beach and they’ve decided to go for a swim just in waist-deep water at Thornton Beach and probably a very nice, clear night, but obviously may not have been aware of the dangers.”