ANGLER’S CATCH IS REEL-Y A MAN!
A FISHERMAN thought he’d caught a whopper – only to reel in a dead human BODY.
The angler, known only as Safari, was among hundreds of contestants at a match fishing contest on the Citarum River in Bandung, Indonesia.
He hooked something large but after two minutes of wrestling with what he thought was a large catch, a dead man’s hand broke the surface.
Safari recoiled in horror after realising the catch was actually the body of a man that had sunk to the bottom of the river.
Police arrived at the event and helped to drag the body of a man ashore.
Officers are now trying to identify the person fished from the river and are appealing to residents for more information.
They believe he’d only recently gone in the water.
Bandung Police Chief Senior Commissioner Indra Hermawan said: “The corpse was first discovered by one of the participants in the fishing contest while waiting for his bait to be eaten.
“Soon, there seemed to be a burden on his hook. The witness though his fish was heavy, but it was a dead body.
“The victim has been taken to Sartika Asih Hospital for an autopsy.
“From the preliminary investigation, what is certain is that there is no trace of violence on the victim’s body.”