June 20, 2021, 05.29 PM

Head of the Pangkalpinang SAR Office Fazzli confirmed that Juperi Ahmad had experienced a dangerous incident.

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"The search will continue tomorrow [Sunday] at 7:00 am. Today we're facing some obstacles including many twigs in the estuary and the location is inhabited by a lot of crocodiles," said Fazzli on Saturday, June 19.  

He said that Juperi was reported missing on Friday night. The SAR members were then immediately deployed to the scene at around 2 am.

"Three groups comprising the SAR members and the company representatives conduct the search and rescue activity by using excavator," said Fazzli.

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The victim's colleague, Mustadi, reported that crocodiles often appeared in the area. The victim was also known that he often fed crocodiles when floating at the surface. He also often reminded his colleagues not to expel the crocodiles when surfacing.

"If the crocodiles were fed, they wouldn't attack," said Mustadi, recalling his colleague. 

He used to feed the crocodiles chicken and dog meat. On the day he was reported missing, the victim was known to be the last person to leave the plant. 

(Writer: Heru Dahnur | Editors: Khairina, Dheri Agriesta)

Sources: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/19/232319378/penjaga-pintu-air-hilang-diseret-buaya-biasa-beri-makan-dan-tak-pernah-usir

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/20/160145578/terobos-sarang-buaya-tim-sar-akhirnya-temukan-jenazah-penjaga-pintu-air?page=1.

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