Half-eaten body of missing man thought to be croc victim found

Medical personnel inspecting the remains of the deceased in the present of the family members.

LUNDU, Jan 25: Villagers have found a badly-mauled body of a 37-year-old man that was reported missing yesterday.

According to the state Fire and Rescue operation centre, the remains of the deceased, believed to be a crocodile victim, were found at Sungai Ulu Lobak, some 30 minutes travel by boat from here.

“The remains were found at 7am the next day (Jan 25) with only half of the body intact including the head, believed to be eaten by crocodile.

“The body was handed over to the police for further action,” the statement said.

The deceased was reported missing after failing to return home before midnight after he went on a fishing trip at Sungai Chupin.

Fire and Rescue set up two search and rescue (SAR) teams to locate the victim. — DayakDaily