Identical twin rescues sister from jaws of crocodile in Mexican lagoon

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 11, 2021

A British woman who was traveling in Mexico is reportedly fighting to live after she and her twin sister were attacked by a crocodile over the weekend.

Georgia fought off the beast with a flurry of punches and swam back to the tour boat on Sunday night. "She said her adrenaline kicked in and she knew what to do", she said.

Georgia had been released from a hospital, she said, but Melissa remained in a critical condition because her bite wounds had become infected and she developed sepsis. But when she was bringing her back to the boat the crocodile attacked again.

Georgia added, in a WhatsApp voice message to her family: 'She's been breathing on her own very well.

For now, she just wants a chance to recover from their horrific ordeal, and to breathe again after nearly being dragged under for good. "She'd heard that with with some animals, that's what you've got to do".

According to The Guardian, the twins' sister - 33-year-old Hana - said Georgia was awake and noted that a tour guide the twins had booked had turned out to be "unregistered".

'We could see footprints in the grass where the attack took place'.

"So the communication is hard because of the time difference and getting any information out of them because they weren't very well".

Speaking about Georgia's heroics, she said: "She was very fearless".

A GoFundMe page set up by Hana to raise money to help cover medical costs for the twins has raised almost £38,000. However, Georgia did not give up and kept punching the crocodile with all her might.

Georgia is doing "much better" but is "really frightened" and is finding it "really difficult" seeing Melissa in a coma, Hana said.

'We were anxious that because we did not know how long she had been under water without oxygen.

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

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.

Mum Sue Laurie, of Sandhurst, Berks, told MailOnline: "We have twin daughters who are travelling around Mexico who were attacked by a crocodile".

"Georgia had to fight it off".

In what one local conservationist tells me was most likely a female crocodile defending its hatchlings, the animal went for Melissa on three separate occasions, puncturing her stomach and leg. "She kept punching it in the head".

Hana Laurie wrote that the guide who took them to the lagoon appeared to be unlicensed and operating illegally.

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