KOTA KINABALU: A 50-year-old man is missing after he was attacked by a crocodile while fishing at a river in Sabah's Lahad Datu district.
A search and rescue (SAR) operation has been mounted for Salim Sakka, who was attacked while he was mending a fishing net by the river in Kampung Sungai Silabukan on Sunday (Oct 15).
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According to the Lahad Datu Fire and Rescue Services Department, they were alerted to the incident by the victim's family members at 9.40am on Monday (Oct 16).
The spokesman said the victim's son saw the attack and his father being dragged into the river.
Wildlife Department rangers, police and villagers are involved in the SAR operation.
On Sept 20, a 23-year-old plantation worker was killed after he was attacked by a crocodile while fishing with friends in Tanjung Labian, also in the district.
A similar incident on Sept 22 in northern Kota Belud district saw 20-year-old Yusri Dulpi attacked while fishing at a jetty in Mantanani.
The search for Yusri was called off after 10 days and he is still missing.