Weak, Inept Woman Whiffs on Croc Rescue
A woman tried hard to save her friend from the jaws of a crocodile but ultimately succumbed to superior Nature.
The show of incompetence played out at Thornton Beach in the “World Heritage-listed” Daintree National Park in Queensland state, Australia.
“Her [the woman who got dragged away and eaten] 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety but she just wasn’t able to do that,” Police Senior Constable Russell Parker lamented.
Accounts of the water depth differ. Police contend the women were swimming in a waist-depth death pool, while paramedics report the women were merely wading in knee-deep water, which is even more pathetic.
“The report that we have from the surviving woman is that they felt a nudge and her partner started to scream and then was dragged into the water,” Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Neil Noble reported, noting the surviving tourist, of Cairns about 60 miles to the south, went to a Mossman hospital for “shock and a graze to her arm inflicted as the crocodile brushed against her,” per ABC News.
Warren Enstch, the local representative to the Aussie Parliament, pointed out Thornton Beach abuts a creek where tourists take crocodile tours, and “plentiful crocodile warning signs in the region” were present, per ABC News.
“You can’t legislate against human stupidity,” Entsch said, according to ABC News. “If you go in swimming at 10 o’clock at night, you’re going to get consumed.”
The latest crocodile attack in the area was a when a 5-year-old boy was killed in 2009.
At press time, a rescue helicopter equipped with “thermal imaging gear” had utterly failed to find the corpse of the latest loser against the wild.
Thanks to our source down under: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/woman-fails-save-friend-australian-crocodile-attack-39471251