A 1-year-old boy was with his father on a canoe and fishing in a river in Malaysia, when he was bitten and eaten alive by a crocodile.
The incident happened on the morning of 1 December off the coast of Lahad Datu in Sabah.
The Sun reported that the boy’s 45-year-old father, Moherat, was with his son on the canos at the time and tried to fight off the crocodile, but ultimately failed.
The head of the Lahad Datu Fire and Rescue Agency, Sumsoa Rashid, said that despite the man’s best efforts, he ended up with numerous bite wounds from the crocodile and couldn’t stop his son from being dragged underwater.
A video of the attack also emerged online, showing the crocodile with the boy’s body in between it’s jaws, before dragging the child under the water.
The father suffered open wounds on his arm pit and a large gash on his head after being bitten by the crocodile while fighting to save his son, and he managed to get back to the riverbank, according to Daily Mail.
The Royal Malaysia Police, the Marine Police and the local fire department are also trying to search for the boy’s remains, and villagers who live near the river were warned to stay away from the water.
The graphic video can be viewed here, viewer discretion is advised.
Image sources: YouTube and CEN via The Sun