The 23-year-old was bitten on the right leg by the two-metre saltwater croc while swimming at Vanderlin Island on Sunday.

“The incident occurred at around 3pm on Sunday afternoon but was only reported to Police yesterday,” NT Police watch commander Siiri-Kai Tennosaar told

“The female was transported to Borroloola clinic and treated for multiple puncture wounds and scratches to her lower right leg. 

“The incident serves as a timely reminder to be vigilant around waterways and to avoid entering areas where crocodiles may be present.”

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