Dad-of-three eaten alive by crocodile while fishing
WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT: The horrifying moment a father-of-three was eaten alive by a crocodile has been caught on camera as his shocked friends watched on helplessly.
Farmhand Marvin Susa, 36, a Filipino national, had been fishing with seven of his friends at the Pegagau Farm area of Semporna City in Sabah, Malaysia, on the afternoon of January 29.
As they cast their lines into the water, Marvin felt his fishing hook catch on something in the estuary.
He grabbed a piece of wood and bent down from the bank to get closer to the surface to free the line – only for the croc to lunge and pounce on his leg.
The stunned group had no time to react when the beast dragged their friend into the depths, disappearing under the foreboding ripples.
Graphic footage shows how the fearsome predator held Marvin's limp body in its jaws, thrashing it around before retreating to the bottom of the river.
"The victim and his colleagues were fishing at the mouth of the river. The terrible incident occurred when the victim was about to take a fishing hook that felt like it was stuck at the bottom of the estuary," Superintendent Mohd Farhan Lee Abdullah from Semporna Regional Police Chief said.
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"The victim's colleagues could not save him. It happened very quickly."
A search and rescue operation was launched on the same afternoon, with rescue teams spotting the crocodile floating with the hapless worker's body. However, they could not retrieve the corpse as the reptile was quick to flee.
Officials were still searching for the body and the killer crocodile two days later.
Supt Farhan added a warning for both locals and visitors.
"The public should be careful when carrying out activities in the river or sea. Stay away from areas that are home to crocodiles. Do not go into the water, or go too close to the riverbanks."
- Viral Press/Australscope
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