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Dad of Kiwi taken by croc wishes he was dead so he would not face this day

The brother of a Kiwi woman attacked in far north Queensland by a crocodile says the incident has left his whole family in deep shock.

Dad of Kiwi taken by croc wishes he was dead so he would not face this day

Cindy Waldron's brother Ian has told ONE News that it was a "hideous accident" but was "totally preventable". "You don't go and swim in crocodile infested waters during the day let alone at night," he said.

Ian Waldron added that his family is on their way to Australia. They are distraught. His father told him before leaving that "he wished he hadn't lived as long as he did so he wouldn't experience days like this".

Waldron heaped praises on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for keeping the family informed of developments in the search of his sister. The 46-year-old Cindy is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile during a late night swim on Sunday. The authorities are still searching for her.

It is learned that Cindy's friend Leeann Mitchell tried his best to save her from crocodile after she was pulled under water as they swam at the beach in Daintree National Park.