Crocodile attack in Kinabatangan, victim’s body found

KINABATANGAN: The body of a man who was attacked by a crocodile while fishing in the river near Limddale Farm, Paris 2, here, has been discovered in an incomplete state.


The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department’s Operations Center in Sabah released a statement confirming that the body of Roberto Martinus, a foreign national, was found by the rescue team on Thursday afternoon.

The victim’s body was found inside the crocodile’s mouth, and the police had to fire 12 shots to free him.

Unfortunately, only the left leg of the victim was intact.

The victim’s family members were responsible for identifying him.

The police have taken custody of the body for further investigation, and the operation concluded at 6.15 p.m.

The incident was reported to the Kinabatangan Fire and Rescue Station early in the morning, prompting a search and rescue operation involving various agencies and the public.

The operation involved searching the river within an 8-kilometre radius of the incident location using civilian boats and the ‘surface and searching’ method.

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