Man missing after suspected crocodile attack


KOTA KINABALU: Firemen have launched a search-and-rescue operation for a plantation worker who has gone missing after he was attacked by a crocodile at a river in east coast Lahad Datu.

Indonesian Rudy Gessa is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while fishing along a riverbank at the Ladang Tabin Hap Seng Plantation in Lahad Datu at around 4pm on Sunday (June 9).

A Sabah Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman said on Monday (June 10) that a 12-man team has been at the river since 6am to e search for the missing person.

“So far there are no signs of the missing man,” he said.