Woman killed by croc farewelled

Cindy Waldron has been farewelled in a private ceremony today in Tauranga. Photo / Supplied
Cindy Waldron has been farewelled in a private ceremony today in Tauranga. Photo / Supplied

The New Zealand woman killed by a crocodile at a Queensland beach last month will be farewelled at a service in Tauranga today.

Cindy Waldron, 46, was dragged underwater at Thornton Beach in the Daintree National Park after she and her friend Leeann Mitchell decided to risk a dip in the ocean about 10pm on May 29.

Ms Waldron was originally from New Zealand, where her family still reside, but had been living in the Australia for some two decades. She was based in Lithgow in New South Wales' Blue Mountains.

A service to remember Ms Waldron's life is being held at Tauranga Park from 1pm today.

Her father Pat Waldron previously told the Herald that his daughter would have understood the risks of a late-night swim in Queensland's crocodile country.

"She'd do crazy things. And what she did there is a crazy thing, absolutely," he said. "But that was her. She sent a message on Facebook two hours before that happened to say 'I'm on the beach, it's a lovely place, I'm having a ball'."

- NZ Herald

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