By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Jan 14: A body part believed to belong to a 28-year old fisherman reported to be attacked by crocodiles last Tuesday (Jan 12), was found this afternoon, ending a three-days search and rescue (SAR) operation.
According to Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operation center in a statement, the deceased’s body part was found by the SAR team near the Sungai Samarahan estuary, at about 12.05 pm today.
“The body part, which is the victim’s right leg (from thigh to ankle), was found about 7.5 kilometer from the location where the victim was reported being attacked by a crocodile, and the deceased’s family members also believed that the find belonged to the victim,” it said.
On Jan 12, 2021 (Tuesday), Bomba operation center received an emergency call from a man in Kampung Meranek informing about an incident where his son was snatched by a crocodile while checking a fish net which he installed in Sungai Meranek, Kota Samarahan.
Following that, the deceased’s brother lodged a police report for a missing person, and a SAR operation was launched, together with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), and the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), joined by the Samarahan Crocodile Hunter, and the local villagers.
On the same note, Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang were also present at the Bomba control post, together with Muara Tuang assemblyman Dato Idris Buang, to monitor, as well as following the development of the SAR operation which has been implemented. – DayakDaily.