Aid, moral support for family of croc-attack victim

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Aid, moral support for family of croc-attack victim

KUCHING: Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang has visited the family of a 30-year-old croc-attack victim at Kampung Naie Lama, Samarahan. She expressed s

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KUCHING: Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang has visited the family of a 30-year-old croc-attack victim at Kampung Naie Lama, Samarahan.

She expressed sadness over the incident and hoped that the relevant authorities can find the best solution together with other agencies to ensure that similar tragedies will not happen in the future.

Rubiah also presented aid to the family.

The crocodile attack was the third this year in the river at Kampung Naie Lama.

On Thursday (May 27), rescuers recovered the body of the victim, Allistar Rabanie, some 26 hours after the attack.

State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre said the body was discovered at 1.58pm about a kilometre away from the search and rescue (SAR) operation’s control post.

“The SAR team used a gripping iron to pick up the body in the middle of the river. The body was handed over to the police for further action,” it said in a statement.

Around 10:30am last Wednesday, Allistar, his father and an uncle were fishing in a nearby river.

When his net got stuck underwater and he dove in to release it. That was when a crocodile attacked him. 

The attack was noticed by his father who was only a few metres away.

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