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  1. arthur

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    Find it very hard to understand why people do this after all the sign posting that has been done in the North,

    I have camped in the north near billabongs and rivers ,and they even look ominous ,

    I am always very cautious


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    Tourist's body found after croc attack

    Northern Territory authorities have recovered the body of a tourist attacked by a saltwater crocodile in Kakadu national park overnight.

    The 24-year-old German tourist was taken by a crocodile while swimming with other travellers in Sandy Billabong, east of the Kakadu Highway near Nourlangie Rock.

    Police commander Max Pope says a four-metre saltwater croc was harpooned in the area early this morning.

    "The wildlife rangers managed to harpoon what was a 13-foot crocodile," he said.

    "At that time it had the deceased person with it.

    "I'm unsure whether the crocodile has been captured since the harpooning, but the harpooning caused the croc to let go of what he had."

    Police say the woman was swimming with eight other people from a tour group at about 11:30pm ACST.

    They say the group was about 10 metres from the shore in two metres of water.

    Earlier, commander Pope told commercial radio he can not understand why warning signs were ignored.

    "There are signs at the billabong saying don't swim, there are crocodiles there," commander Pope said.

    "But I guess you've got to look at the scene: it would've been ideal to go out there last night, there would've been a full moon over the water, it would've been fairly warm temperatures, it would've been inviting.

    "I think that perhaps common sense was pushed over by these factors and they took a risk they shouldn't have taken," he said.

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