SRI AMAN: The body of a victim who fell off a boat last Monday (Feb 7) was recovered by villagers at Sungai Seterap, Lingga, on Wednesday (Feb 9) – but with the head and part of the limbs missing.
The State Bomba Operations Centre said the body of Thein Wai Maung, a Myanmar national, was recovered at 7.30am about five kilometres from the scene of the incident.
“The body was found with its two arms and head missing, probably eaten by crocodiles,” Bomba said in a statement.
The remains of the victim were handed over to the police for further action.
Last Monday, a witness reported that the victim fell off a boat, Ketara 10, at 10.50am.
A police report was lodged with the Sri Aman district police. As soon as the Sri Aman Bomba received an emergency call, it dispatched a search and rescue team to the scene but the rescuers failed to find the victim.