Boy still missing in Lahad Datu crocodile attack
Published on: Saturday, December 03, 2022
By: Efa Rizan
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Boy still missing in Lahad Datu crocodile attack
Bomba conducting search and rescue operation to find the child in question
LAHAD DATU: A search and rescue (SAR) operation for a boy who went missing after a crocodile attack in the waters near the Marine Police (PPM) headquarters, here, entered the second day Friday.  Lahad Datu Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) Chief Sumsoa Rashid said the 10.25am incident on Thursday left the boy’s father, who tried to save the boy, seriously injured.

“According to witnesses, the two victims were attacked by the crocodile when the man was scouring the shore to land his boat. The victim, identified as Moherat, 45, was rescued by members of the public, but suffered severe head and body injuries, and is now being treated at the Lahad Datu Hospital,” he said.

Sumsoa said a SAR operation was immediately launched for the missing toddler, using the “surface rescue” method, over a distance of two kilometres from the PPM base to POIC (palm oil industrial cluster) waters. However, he said, there was still no sign of the missing toddler and the search would be resumed.

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