Woman survives 17 days - and being chased by croc - in Australian rainforest

Woman survives 17 days - and being chased by croc - in Australian rainforest
Shannon Foster (photo via Queensland Police)

Shannon Foster (photo via Queensland Police)

A 30-year-old woman missing for more than two weeks in an Australian rainforest has stumbled out alive after surviving on creek water and small fish.

Mother-of-three Shannon Fraser went missing on September 21 near the remote Josephine Falls in Queensland after becoming disorientated. She was wearing just leggings, a shirt and flip flops.

A banana farmer found her when she stumbled out of the forest.

She is reported to have survived being chased by a crocodile while missing in the rainforest.

She is said to have lost weight and is covered in cuts and bruises, but otherwise is safe and well.

Woman survives 17 days - and being chased by croc - in Australian rainforest

Her mother Deidre Sharrock told News Corp: "She's badly (sun)burnt, she's lost a lot of weight...She's got a lot of infected cuts from fighting the scrub. She told us she just sat in a creek for three days to soothe her cuts and burns.

"It's incredible, it's amazing, we all thought she was dead. Thank God, she's alive."

The Courier-Mail said Fraser told her family that she came face-to-face with a giant cassowary flightless bird and got chased by a two-metre freshwater crocodile.

Her brother Dylan Fraser told the ABC: "She's just a soldier. It's the ultimate survival story."

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