Body of badly-mauled worker recovered


KOTA KINABALU: Firemen have recovered a badly-mauled body of a plantation worker who was attacked by a crocodile at a river in a plantation in Sabah’s east coast Lahad Datu district.

The body of 44-year-old Indonesian Rudy Gessa was found at 12.25pm yesterday, with his hands and one of his legs ripped off, along the river where he was attacked by the crocodile while fishing.

According to a spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Services Department, Rudy’s body was found about 2km downstream from the river where he was fishing around 4pm on Sunday.

His body was found trapped in the undergrowth along the river bank at a plantation at Temenggung area in Lahad Datu.

Firemen, police and villagers were involved in the search and rescue operation.