28-year-old man's body found after suspected crocodile attack in Sabah

A 28-year-old man is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while fishing around midnight Thursday in Sabah, Malaysia.

According to The Star, Herry Long was reported missing at about 1am after his friends could not find him as they prepared to go home after fishing at Kg Langkon river.

An emergency call was made and a search and rescue operation was mounted. 

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It was, however, halted at about 2.30am for safety reasons.  

State Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Khatizah Rahaban said in a statement that Herry was found by villagers while rescuers were busy scouring the area for him at about 9.15am.  

“His body was found floating some 1km away from where he was last seen,” she said.  

Villagers say they prefer to fish late night because they could catch more compared with during the day.  

The victim’s body has been sent to the hospital for a post mortem.