Woman in Thailand dies after jumping into crocodile pond

A woman in Thailand died after jumping into a pond filled with hungry crocodiles.

Workers at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm, located outside of Bangkok, tried to use long sticks to prevent the crocodiles from attacking the 65-year-old woman, but failed.

Pol Col Preecha Iamnui, the chief investigator at Samut Prakan police station, told the Bangkok Post that the incident occurred on Friday.

The victim was identified as Wanpen Inyai from Bangkok, after a health care card was found floating in the pond. Inyai was reported missing earlier in the day and her family believes the death is a suicide.

Witnesses at the crocodile pond told the Bangkok Post that Inyai took her shoes off before hopping a fence and plunging into the water below.

The pond is said to be up to 9 feet deep, containing hundreds of crocodiles, theBBC reports, citing local media.