Bomba mounts search for man feared mauled by crocodiles at Tawau river


KOTA KINABALU: A search has been mounted for a 52-year-old man feared mauled by crocodiles at a Tawau river on Friday (March 29).

The Fire and Rescue Department said a report came in at 9.06am regarding an incident involving the victim, Zulkefli Sunan, at Kampung Sungai Udin.

“The report said the victim was attacked by the reptile when he was crossing the river using a bamboo raft, to transport oil palm fruits.

“A team of 10 from Tawau fire station travelled to the location about 45 km away and initiated a search and rescue (SAR) operation with the assistance of the police.

“The SAR was conducted within a 480-square-metre radius on land and a 200-square-metre radius at the river.

“Victim has yet to be found and the operation will continue Saturday (March 30),” said the Department spokesman.

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