Body of man mauled to death by crocodile found

Esther Landau

BETONG: Rescuers this morning found the body of a man, believed to have been mauled to death by a crocodile here yesterday.

The victim, identified as Besimilah Rajali, 46, was said to have gone out fishing at Sungai Udey near Kampung Tambak Pusa here about 4pm.

His body was found at 10.15am today about 150m from the spot he was last spotted.

A search team comprising 17 personnel from the Civil Defence Force and Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched since yesterday evening to locate Besimilah's remains.