Woman couldn't save her friend from crocodile attack after late night swim 6 years ago

Woman couldn't save her friend from crocodile attack after late night swim

This is really the stuff of nightmares.

Two women were swimming in waist-deep water at a secluded beach in Australia at the weekend when one of them was snatched by a crocodile.

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The woman in question has been named as 46-year-old Cindy Waldron. She is feared dead after the incident.

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Waldron was swimming with her friend Leeann Mitchell at the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland when her body was dragged underwater by a crocodile.

Mitchell ran to get help, but it was impossible to save her.

Speaking to ABC, Senior Constable Russell Parker confirmed the tragic news:

"Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn't able to do that. It would be very, very distressing for her."

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The search continues for Waldron, who is yet to be found.

Mitchell, 47, was admitted to Mossman Hospital where she was treated for shock and grazes from the crocodile attack.