A man has been killed and eaten by a 13ft-long crocodile in Indonesia.
The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Luther. He was brutally killed by the crocodile while his friends helplessly watched, in North Kalimantan province, Indonesia last Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The beast pounced on him while the father of four was having a bath after gathering palm leaves by the Bebatu River.
In the footage that surfaced online, a screaming Luther was seen fighting with the croc while it dragged him into the water.
A voice is heard saying in a video that captured the incident: “This is where a person was attacked by a crocodile but have not yet been found until now. We are making a video here.”
The attack which have caused fear among locals was reported to authorities who searched the area for Luther but were unsuccessful.
Luther was reportedly last seen by a local who was able to record the incident along the same river while the crocodile feasted on him and disappeared again.
Reacting to the incident, the village head, Mahmuda said rescuers have been sent to help look for Luther.
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.”
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.”
As the search for Luther’s body continues, the army and police were called in to join the search and rescue mission, but unfortunately Luther’s body has not been found yet 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.
“We urge everyone not to come near the canal so please obey the signs to avoid these incidents from happening.”