Body of Sri Aman ‘croc attack’ victim found

The deceased’s body transported to shore.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, April 24: The dismembered body of a suspected crocodile attack victim, Yanha Mahrat, 29, has been found this morning.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, a search and rescue team found the deceased’s body floating some 2.7km upstream from where he was last spotted.

The deceased, from Kampung Melayu Tanjung Pilat, Sri Aman, was found missing the arms and a leg.

“Local villagers participating in the search and rescue operation found the deceased’s body floating upstream of the river at around 7.30am. The body has been carried to shore,” the department said in a statement.

The victim was reported missing on Wednesday (April 22) after he went out fishing with some family members, who alleged that the victim was dragged into the water and went missing while setting up his fishing net in the river.

The deceased’s body has been handed to the police for further action. The search and rescue operation ended at around 9am. — DayakDaily