Horrifying moment: A 51-year-old man is eaten alive by a crocodile while swimming in an Indonesian river as his friends desperately try to scare off the predator.
- A 51-year-old man named Luther was bathing in the Bebatu River.
- On February 15, he was attacked by a 13-foot crocodile in front of his friends.
- Local authorities search for father’s body
The father was dragged underwater and eaten by a crocodile during a horrific attack in Indonesia.
A 51-year-old man named Luther was swimming in the water after picking palm leaves from the Bebatu River in North Kalimantan province when he was attacked by a 13-foot crocodile on February 15.
The father tried to fight off the crocodile, but he was dragged under the water, and his friends helplessly tried to scare the animal away.
The incident was reported to the authorities, who searched the area without success.
Search parties scour the water after a crocodile attacked a man gathering palm leaves near the Bebatu River in North Kalimantan province in Indonesia.
Footage taken by locals later shows the crocodile appearing above the water along with what turned out to be a human.
Luther was reportedly last seen by a local resident who was able to record the incident on 16 February.
Footage filmed later by local residents shows the crocodile dragging the screaming man behind him.
In the video, a man can be heard saying: “Here a man was attacked by a crocodile, but so far he has not been found.” We’re filming a video here.”
However, when the cameraman saw the crocodile reappear along with the man who was struggling to fight it, he said, “Oh my God, the crocodile ate the man.”
The head of the Mahmud village said that the incident was immediately reported to the rescuers, who began searching for the man.
He said, “It really happened here. The name of the victim was Luther.
“Cases of crocodile attacks on people in the canal have happened before.”
The 51-year-old man, named Luther, was reportedly last seen by a local resident who was able to record the incident on February 16.
The plantation authorities have now posted notice boards in the village warning locals not to get too close to the water.
Boards have been installed at the site, as search operations are carried out by the army and police.
Lieutenant Colonel Tri Prio Utomo of the Tana Tidung Military Region said his team was trying their best to find the victim.
The plantation authorities set up notice boards in the village warning locals not to approach the canal.
The signs read: “No action in this area, this is dangerous. There is a crocodile.
The search and rescue operation was carried out by the army and the police.
Lieutenant Colonel Tri Prio Utomo of the Tana Tidung Military Region said: “We are limited to a place where there are many bushes, branching channels and inadequate equipment, but our team will do its best to find the victim.
“We urge everyone to stay away from the canal, so please follow the signs to avoid similar incidents.”