Croc traps set in search for Kiwi woman

  • 01/06/2016
Cindy Waldron (supplied)
Cindy Waldron (supplied)

Three traps have been set in Queensland's Daintree National Park as authorities prepare to conduct a third day of searching for a New Zealand-born woman believed taken by a crocodile.

Cindy Waldron, 46, was snatched in waist-deep water at Thornton Beach, near Cape Tribulation, on Sunday after going for a late-night dip with her friend Leeann Mitchell during a holiday.

Queensland's Environment Department yesterday sent three croc traps to the region, which were set overnight.

"They'll be on the water until 2am," Acting Inspector Ed Lukin said.

Police and SES had been scouring the incoming and receding tide lines but no trace of Ms Waldron had been found.

Her parents, Pat and Heather Waldron, have said they plan to travel to Queensland to be there for their "darling girl" who has disappeared, although they concede they cannot do much to help.

The attack, which took place in an area well known for its crocodiles, has reignited debate about how best to manage public safety risks.

NZN