Search widened for Kota Belud croc attack victim

Rescuers searching for the crocodile attack along the river near Kampung Rampayan Laut, Kota Belud.

KOTA KINABALU: Rescuers have expanded the search for a man who was attacked by a crocodile in Kota Belud.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the search had been extended to 10km along the river where he went missing near Kampung Rampayan Laut.

A land search covering three sq km from the riverbank was also carried out, he said when contacted on Sunday (Sept 24).

In the incident on Friday (Sept 22), Yusri Dulpi was fishing at the Mantanani jetty when a crocodile attacked and pulled the 20-year-old into the water.

Meanwhile, the Department's Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) unit carried a Malaysian climber who had sprained his ankle down Mount Kinabalu on Saturday (Sept 23).

A spokesman said they received a call from a porter over the incident at 9.33am.

"The 33-year-old climber twisted his ankle and sustained injuries to his left palm," he said.

With the help of Sabah Parks and other porters, he said the Mosar unit administered first aid before bringing him down using a stretcher to Timpohon Gate, the starting point up the mountain.

"The man was then taken to the Ranau hospital located some 15km away," he said, adding the operation ended at 4.16pm.

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