Body of missing man found in Sabah, croc attack suspected

KOTA KINABALU: The body of a man who went missing while fishing along a river mouth in Sabah's northeastern Beluran district has been found.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said the body of Arasin Atang, 56, was recovered by villagers on Thursday (Sept 29).

It is believed that he was a victim of a crocodile attack and his body was handed over to police for further investigation.

Arasin was reported missing along the river mouth at Kg Obah in Paitan under the Beluran district at about 1.30pm on Wednesday (Sept 28).

A team of firemen conducted a surface search with the use of rescue boats along the river mouth but the victim could not be found immediately.

Members of the public, however, recovered the body within the same area at about 8.30am Thursday (Sept 29) and informed the search and rescue teams.

The body has been sent to the Beluran Hospital for postmortem.

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