SARIKEI: A search and rescue (SAR) team found the body parts and internal organs of a man feared to be the victim of a crocodile attack in the Mekam-Sare River in Jaka, here.
The second day of the SAR operation yesterday found several parts of the victim’s body and internal organs.
The victim, Lingai Rabong, 78, is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile at noon on Thursday.
According to a spokesman from the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre, the SAR team first discovered parts of the victim’s internal organs and right leg on the banks of the Mekam River, about 1km from a crocodile and 3km from where they were believed to have encountered crocodiles at 11.02am.
Later at 11.29am, villagers came across more internal organs. At 11.40 am, the victim’s remains were later handed over to the police for further action.
According to the Bomba operations centre, the Sarikei fire station received a call from the Jaka police station pertaining on the incident on Thursday.
The victim was said to have come down to the river to pick up traps where a villager spotted a crocodile emerging from the river and dragged the victim to the middle of the Mekam River.