Police believe they have found the remains of a missing 12-year-old girl who vanished after a suspected crocodile attack in the Northern Territory (stock image)

Police believe they have found the remains of a missing 12-year-old girl who vanished after a suspected crocodile attack.

The young girl was last seen swimming at Mango Creek, in the remote Northern Territory community of Nganmarriyanga, 360km south-west of Darwin, and was reported missing at 5.30pm on Tuesday. 

Senior Sergeant Erica Gibson said the girl had reportedly been attacked by a crocodile and that an extensive search had since been launched. 

‘This is devastating news for the family, the community and everyone involved in the search,’ she said.

‘Police are providing support to the family and community, along with the first responders who attended the scene.’

Sgt Gibson said there was evidence that crocodiles had been in the area but that none had been spotted by the croc management team since the attack. 

‘No crocodiles were sighted or located in the immediate area that croc-searching has occurred since sunset yesterday – there were no sightings overnight,’ she said. 

The Search and Rescue team have been given the go ahead to remove the crocodile from the area in order to safely continue their search. 

More to come 

Police believe they have found the remains of a missing 12-year-old girl who vanished after a suspected crocodile attack in the Northern Territory (stock image)

Police believe they have found the remains of a missing 12-year-old girl who vanished after a suspected crocodile attack in the Northern Territory (stock image)

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