Teen brutally ripped apart and beheaded by monster croc while fishing with pals

A teen's head and arms were brutally severed from his body when he was attacked by a crocodile during a fishing trip with classmates.

Farjan Idham, 15, had taken a moment to rest on a log during the trip at Lake Tolire in Ternate City, Indonesia, where the violent attack took place last Tuesday (August 2).

The vicious reptile then launched its body out of the water and dragged him under.

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His horrified pals attempted to reach him to pull him out, but the beast's tail got in the way and they were forced to give up, fearing they might be the next to be attacked.

Authorities launched a search and rescue operation. Despite the boy's body being obviously visible floating around the lake, it took three days to retrieve due to the presence of crocodiles around the corpse and the steep cliffs around the lake.

One crocodile kept pushing Farjan's body around the lake.

Ternate Search and Rescue Agency head Fathur Rahman told local media: "The victim's body has not been evacuated even though it has been seen appearing on the surface of the water because it is still being carried by crocodiles into the middle of the lake."

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Officials were able to pull out the boy's body on Thursday (August 4), when they saw both his arms had been torn off and his head was almost completely severed from his body.

His remains were taken to a funeral home and then given to his grieving family, while Lake Tolire has been temporarily closed to tourists.

Indonesia has 14 native types of crocodiles, including a population of large and aggressive estuarine reptiles.

And croc attacks have been on the rise as the creatures move out of their usual habitat and closer to human settlements.

Conservation experts blame mass fishing and the creation of farms in coastal areas for the change.

Indonesian locals also still use rivers for bathing and fishing, creating optimal conditions for the number of attacks to soar.

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