Body of missing dad found in river – being eaten by huge 13ft crocodile – World News


The 51-year-old man, named only as Luther, tried to fight off the enormous croc but was dragged off along a river on the island of Borneo, Indonesia, last week

The father was dragged underwater by the enormous beast
Officials in Indonesia have been looking for the croc

This is the horrific moment the body of a missing father was seen being eaten by a huge crocodile.

Luther, 51, was dragged underwater by the 13ft-long croc in Indonesia last Tuesday while his friends helplessly tried to scare it away.

He had been bathing in the water after gathering palm leaves by the Bebatu River when the beast pounced on him in North Kalimantan province.

Luther fought with the croc and hit it on the head but it refused to let him go.

The attack was reported to authorities who searched the area without success.

Luther was reportedly last seen by a local who was able to record the incident on February 16 along the same river while the crocodile feasted on him and disappeared again.







The croc attack took place in Borneo, Indonesia
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The footage was captured by a passerby
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Footage shows the large reptile dragging what appeared to be a screaming man into the water believed to be Luther.

In the video, the man could be heard saying: “This is where a person was attacked by a crocodile but have not yet been found until now. We are making a video here.”

However, the filmmaker did not expect that the crocodile would actually appear with the man who was struggling to fight it.







Warning signs are now being displayed in the area
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The terrified local can be heard saying from the background: “Oh my God the crocodile ate the man.”

Village head Mahmuda said the incident was immediately reported to rescuers to help in searching for the man.

He said: “It really happened here. The victim’s name was Luther. Incidents of people being attacked by crocodiles in the canal also happened before.”







Luther had been bathing by the Bebatu river when the beast struck
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Authorities had been unable to find his body
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Plantation officials have even put up notice boards to warn villagers not to come close to the canal that read: “No activity in this area, it’s dangerous. There’s a crocodile.”

The search and rescue mission had been jointly done by the army and police as the footage sowed fear among locals but the man had not yet been found due to the remote location.

Lieutenant Colonel Tri Prio Utomo of the Tana Tidung Military District said: “We are constrained by the location where there are lots of bushes, branching canals, and inadequate equipment but our team will try our best to find the victim.







Friends had tried to scare off the crocodile
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“We urge everyone not to come near the canal so please obey the signs to avoid these incidents from happening.”

It was not the first time that a man had been attacked by a crocodile in the area.

Just a few months ago in December, 30-year-old Zainal Abidin went missing after being bitten by a crocodile.

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