Woman Punches Crocodile In The Face To Save Her Twin Sister

Marco Green
June 11, 2021

"Georgia found (Melissa) unresponsive and started to drag her back to the safety of a boat", 33-year-old Hana said.

The pair, from Berkshire, were taking part in a wildlife tour on the Pacific west coast when they were attacked by the 10ft predator. "She kept punching it in the head", he father said.

Hana said Georgia was "definitely doing better" but was "a bit frightened" and will need a lot of sleep. "Thank goodness, she's had that training". She would later develop sepsis from her ruptured intestine.

"The seawater and debris that she breathed in have caused her a lung infection and she's got some abdominal issues as well".

Their mother Sue said: 'Melissa is off the intubation. She has been brought out the medically induced coma and is breathing for herself. "She's just as strong as (Georgia)".

Her heroism saved Melissa's life.

Although Sean Laurie said his daughters had been assured by their tour guide that the lagoon was safe to enter, Melissa was pulled underwater by the animal.

Relatives say 28-year-old twins Georgia and Melissa Laurie were swimming at night in bioluminescent waters in a lagoon in Oaxaca when the crocodile attacked Melissa, the Guardian reports.

The sisters were among a group of 25 foreign tourists taken by the unlicensed and inexperienced guide to a part of the lagoon where crocodiles breed and raise their young on Sunday evening.

In a vibrant hostel in a tucked-away corner of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Georgia now sits, freshly discharged from hospital, tapping on her phone and surrounded by fellow backpackers, trying to make sense of the past few days.

Swimmers who visit the Manialtepec Lagoon are warned that crocodiles that can grow up to ten feet long live in the water. Doctors put her in a medically induced coma to help her recover.

Georgia also suffered extensive bite wounds to her arms and hands.

The German declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline today [Thursday].

Recalling the moment she found out something had happened to her sisters early on Monday, she said: "I'm quite good at being on task but it is different when you really care about someone and you think, what can I do?"

Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox News Digital.

Lalo took me to the site where the attack happened and explained that properly-trained boatmen like him are anxious that the irresponsible actions of a rogue guide could harm their business.

'It is possible that the attack took place because a nesting crocodile was defending her eggs'.

Licensed tour operator Arturo Venegas confirmed that the area where the sisters went swimming was a well-known crocodile habitat.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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