Fisherman reels in corpse in fishing contest in Indonesia
The Indonesian fisherman thought he had hooked a large fish but reeled in a lifeless body of a man
An Indonesian fisherman reeled in a human corpse during a fishing competition in west Java.
On Sunday afternoon on the Citarum River in Bandung, the fisherman named Safari thought he had hooked a large fish, but was shocked to discover he had snagged a lifeless body, WowShack reported.
Safari joined the competition in the hope of winning prize money of 200 million rupiah (US$14,422).
Bandung Police Chief Senior Commissioner Indra Hermawan said the corpse was a man aged 20 to 30 years old with curly hair, found wearing blue trousers and a white shirt.
“The corpse was in the water and it had not been floating,” Hermawan said. There was no trace of violence on the victim’s body and it was believed that the man fell into the river recently; he may have drowned because he could not swim. The victim’s body was taken to Sartika Asih Hospital for an autopsy.
The police are now trying to identify the victim and looking into the circumstances of his death.