Croc caught where Cindy Waldron attacked

AUTHORITIES have caught a crocodile in one of the traps set near where NSW woman Cindy Waldron is believed to have been attacked.

Rangers from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) set three crocodile traps in Cooper Creek, at the southern end of the beach where regular croc-spotting tours are held.

A five-metre crocodile was reported being seen in the area to the DEHP last month.

Ten News tweeted a picture on Thursday, saying a crocodile had been caught.

In a statement on Thursday, police said they would examine the crocodile trapped.

They said an estuarine crocodile estimated between 2.5 and 2.7 metres was located in one of the traps set by EHP officers.

"The crocodile will be examined by a crocodile specialist in Cairns, although it is not believed to have been the one involved in this matter,'' the statement said.

"While this examination is underway, traps remain in place."

The State Government this week announced an extra $5.8 million in funding for crocodile management, to conduct a three-year survey of local populations.

It comes after the father of the 46-year-old taken by a crocodile says his daughter would often "do crazy things".

Ms Waldron, from Lithgow in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, was attacked while walking in water with a friend at Thornton Beach in the Daintree on Sunday night.

Her family travelled from New Zealand as the search continued for her body.

Ms Waldron and her long-time friend, 47-year-old Leeann Mitchell from Cairns, were celebrating Ms Mitchell's end-of-cancer treatment with a break in the Daintree National Park


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