52 year old La Ntalea was killed by a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) while trawl-fishing in the Lambiku River estuary at Lambiku village in Muna at around 9:00 PM. A person standing nearby with a flashlight heard a loud splash and the victim disappeared suddenly. Later while conducting a search 2 crocodiles were spotted, including one estimated to be around 3 meters in length. A portion of his right leg was later found around 5 km from the site. Articles claim 20 crocodiles reside in the river and that someone else had previously been injured by a crocodile in the same area.
Victim Age: 52
Activity Detail: Installing trawling nets alongside other people
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