Queensland, Australia, police search for woman feared to have been taken by crocodile

A 46-year old woman in Queensland, Australia, is the focus of a search and rescue operation by Queensland Police, who fear she was dragged away by a crocodile.

According to sources, Cindy Waldron was swimming in Daintree National Park with a friend in the Sunday night, when she was reportedly pulled under the water.

The Queensland Police Service said in a release that they are presently conducting a search for the woman in her 40s, who is believed to have been taken by a crocodile at Thornton Beach in the Daintree.

A search including water police and SES volunteers is underway to try to locate Waldron.

A release Tuesday said Waldron’s friend was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police coordinated a search of the area Monday with help from State Emergency Service volunteers and officers from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection .

EHP officers continued the search overnight with police and SES resumed their search at first light Tuesday morning.

Tuesday’s search will focus on the shore and tideline along with a water search being conducted by the water police and SES boats.